In celebration of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial, the U-M Library partnered with the national oral history organization StoryCorps to record and preserve stories from our community. During the Fall Festival Bicentennial Celebration, participants had conversations with friends, classmates, family members and colleagues about meaningful experiences at U-M. These stories, presented and curated by the U-M Library in collaboration with StoryCorps, capture the essence of the U-M’s past and present.


Hank Greenspan has been interviewing Holocaust survivors since the early 70s, and points out that learning from the past isn’t enough; it’s what we do as bystanders that pays off. Greenspan, a psychologist and U-M lecturer, talks about his life’s work with his former student and friend Ariana Headrick.

Click HERE to listen to the full interview.

This story was originally published by the University of Michigan Arts & Culture. 

View the full Bicentennial StoryCorps Collection