This photo from Nov. 5, 2014, shows a monument dedicated to the 19th century composer Frederic Chopin in a park in Warsaw, Poland.  In 1849 Chopin's dying wish was that his heart should be removed and entombed in his native Poland and following many twists in the tale Chopin’s heart has remained at rest at Holy Cross Church in Warsaw until April 2014, when it was taken out so that officials could determine its condition. Amid huge secrecy the inspection happened over night, photographs were taken and hot wax was added to the jar’s seal to prevent evaporation of the preserving alcohol before the relic was replaced. Officials have now announced plans for another inspection, 50 years from now, a reflection of the mystique the relic-like object holds over Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland. He wanted the symbol of his soul to rest in the native land he pined for from self-imposed exile in France.

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