Twiglet: Anne Frank’s tree branches out in the US

Saplings from the horse chestnut tree Anne Frank used to measure the seasons while hiding from the Nazis could be planted in 10 cities around the United States, the New York Times reports.

The Anne Frank Center USA wants to plant the trees in 10 US cities to symbolise the growth of tolerance. The three-foot (90cm) saplings would come from an ailing horse chestnut tree in Amsterdam.

Possible locations for the trees include the planned 11 September memorial, the White House and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The center plans to issue a request for proposals for other sites.

Source: New York Times

Date: 17/04/2009

Frank was among Jewish occupants of an Amsterdam building rounded up by the Gestapo. She died of typhus at age 15 in a concentration camp.

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