Chopin’s heart
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8275) 27 days ago
“Polish composer Frédéric Chopin has had a strange afterlife.
He died and was buried in Paris in 1849. But in a romantic gesture to his homeland, his heart was put in a glass jar and smuggled into Warsaw, then under the rule of Imperial Russia. Strangely enough, the Nazis allowed Chopin's heart to be put in safekeeping during the Warsaw Uprising. And since 1945, it has remained in a crypt at the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw like a holy relic.”

“Chopin's Pickled Heart Reveals Cause of His Death”
--Megan Gannon
LIVE SCIENCE
November 16, 2017
https://www.livescience.c...death.html
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+10118) 27 days ago
As the Poles are masters of pickled sausage, hard boiled eggs, and pigs feet, this does not surprise me in the least.
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