His body is buried in Paris, but Chopin’s heart is in Warsaw, inside the Church of the Holy Cross, as a final romantic gesture to his homeland. This was one of his last requests before death and his eldest sister, Ludwika Jędrzejewicz, made it happen.
Auschwitz-Birkenau is the best-known place of martyrdom and destruction in the world. This Nazi German death camp in Oświęcim has become a symbol of the Holocaust, of horror and of genocide. The name of the camp stands as a cultural code that defines the breakdown of our civilization and culture.