Anne Frank saplings may be planted in US

April 17, 2009 4:25:46 AM PDT
A sapling from the tree Anne Frank used to measure the seasons while hiding from the Nazis could be planted in New York City. The non-profit Anne Frank Center USA wants to plant 3-foot saplings in 10 U.S. cities. They would come from an ailing horse chestnut tree in Amsterdam.

One possible New York location is near the planned Sept. 11 memorial and museum.

Another might go near the White House.

The saplings symbolize the growth of tolerance.

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.

The original tree, under attack by fungi and moths, is braced by a structural support.


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