In the edition of our musical scarves and scarves made of exclusive silk, the leading place is occupied by the brilliant composer - Fryderyk Chopin. "A native of Warsaw, a Pole at heart, and a citizen of the world by talent" - we remember this famous obituary by Cyprian Kamil Norwid.
It's true, Chopin gave his heart to Poland. Finally, it was buried in the church of St. Cross in Warsaw. What is extremely moving, his heart in the literal sense - the national holiness of Poles, was hidden during the war in our Milanówek, in the rectory of the parish of St. Jadwiga. They were stored in a glass vessel in a black box and a wooden box.
"Warsaw was burning, Warsaw was fighting, and nearby here in Milanówek there was silence... and sometimes both Poles and Germans came to bow to Chopin's heart... It also happened that someone played his music on the piano. And this terrible contrast... there is the tragedy of Warsaw, and here the silence of Milanówek and Chopin, and his heart" (words of Bishop Modzelewski during the solemn Holy Mass on the day of consecration of the commemorative plaque on October 19, 1986).
Chopin finds a special place in the national identity of Poland as a whole, but also of Milanówek individually, leaving his mark on this city. He was also born nearby - in Żelazowa Wola, just 40 km from Milanówek.