The casket with Chopin’s heart. Priest Petrzyk passes the casket with Chopin’s heart to President Bierut. A delegation of students takes the casket to the Święty Krzyż church. A board: “Where your treasure is, your heart is. For Fryderyk Chopin from the Nation”.
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|00:00:22:12||The casket with Chopin’s heart.|
|00:00:28:07||A piano with the casket on it.|
|00:00:35:15||Priest Petrzyk passes the casket with Chopin’s heart to President Bierut.|
|00:00:40:21||President Bierut hands the casket to the city president.|
|00:00:47:12||A delegation of students takes the casket to the Święty Krzyż church.|
|00:01:01:07||The inside of the church full of people.|
|00:01:08:09||A board with the inscription: "For Fryderyk Chopin – from the nation".|
|.00:01:15:22||A crypt with the casket.|
|00:01:19:01||An inscription on the board: "17-X-1945 CHOPIN’S HEART HAS RETURNED TO WARSAW ".|
On 17 October there were celebrations for the return of Chopin’s heart to Warsaw. The Germans destroyed his statue, but did not find the heart which was hidden by Archbishop Szlagowski during the occupation. In his name (due to the Archbishop’s illness) priest Petrzyk gave the casket with the heart to the president of the Country National Council. Through the hands of the president the nation passes the relic onto the host of the capital, engineer Tołwiński. A delegation of students from the Warsaw Conservatory and Music School takes the casket to the Święty Krzyż church. “Where your treasure is, your heart is.” For Fryderyk Chopin from the nation.