The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Voice/Vision Holocaust Oral History Archives celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday.

A reception, held on the Henry Ford Estate, boasted live music, hors d’oeuvres and three guest speakers.

Under the direction of Dr. Sidney Bolkosky, a UM-D professor of history, nearly 200 Holocaust survivors have been able to share their testimonies and have them saved for the education of others.

Jamie L. Wraight, current curator of the archives, has been with the project for seven years.

“There are hardly any students that know about the archives. But they are welcome to come and use them at any time. They are a very valuable tool,” said Wraight.

The audio of the interviews Bolkosky conducted is available online along with viewable transcripts.

The archives are one of the most comprehensive and raw collections of Holocaust history in the world.

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