Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

John Felice Poland Study Tour 2014

The annual Poland Study Tour devoted to the Human Rights issues in its 9th edition commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. Students from the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) arrived in Warsaw on Friday and had a brief meeting with their professors Dr. Anne Wingenter and Bozena Nowicka McLees. The program was introduced by it's main sponsor and JFRC alumnus Mr. John Kurowski.  The Human Rights Symposium at the Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun featured the eyewitness to the Rwanda genocide, author and filmmaker Carl Wilkens and his wife Teresa.

The essential part of the Poland Study Tour is visiting place of historic significance, unique to Poland and it’s tragic history.  Walking the street of rebuilt Warsaw and it’s post-communist Museum of the 1944 Uprising, gives one a sense of the total destruction caused by the Nazi occupying army and the Soviet Red Army moving through to conquer Berlin.  A day in Auschwitz-Bierkenau leaves an unshakable feeling of despair and reflection on human nature. Krakow, the old capital of Poland, enchants with it’s beautiful architecture and unforgettable charm.

Study Tour Flyers:

10th JFRC Torun 2015

9th JFRC Torun 2014

8th JFRC Torun 2013