On Friday, Iona students Kelsey McDonough '13, Michelle Muzzio, '15, Br. Stembridge Maimbo, CFC '12, Chelsea Champion, '14 and faculty members Orly Shachar, Mass Comm, and Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies, will travel to Auschwitz, Poland. The upcoming week will consist of a variety of on-site lectures and tours with concurrent lectures. Students will be exposed to the historical, social, and religious meanings of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Time will be spent in Oświęcim, Krakow, and Wadowice. Students will learn about the relationship between Christianity and the Holocaust/Shoah, be introduced to some of the actions of the Christian churches during the Holocaust, and also be introduced to the the post-Shoah relationship between Christianity and Judaism. The effects of Communism and post-Communist Poland on memory and contemporary relationships in Poland also provide a horizon for the course.