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.It also includes a connection to the soil. Mein Heimatland denotes the actual soil sailors and others who spent a lot of time away from home used to kiss upon their return... Chopin was given a goblet filled with Polish earth when he left his Heimat, never to return. He died on foreign soil, and asked for this soil from the goblet to be spread on his grave, so he will still be born in his native soil... :)