Anne Frank Tree Being Planted on Capitol Lawn
Sapling from original will grow there
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 9, 2014 3:44 PM CDT
In this 2007 photo, the chestnut tree that comforted Anne Frank while she hid from the Nazis is seen from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

(Newser) – A sapling grown from the chestnut tree that gave Anne Frank solace while hiding from the Nazis will be planted on the lawn of the US Capitol, reports AFP. The original tree collapsed in 2010 in Amsterdam, but it lives on in offshoots like the one that will be planted in DC on April 30. The National Journal notes a passage from Frank's diary in February 1944: ("We) looked out at the blue sky, the bare chestnut tree glistening with dew, the seagulls and other birds glinting with silver as they swooped through the air, and we were so moved and entranced that we couldn't speak." Frank would be captured about six months later and taken to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died at age 15.

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ObamaBlows
Apr 11, 2014 11:00 AM CDT
Anne Frank's Tree Is Being Planted on Capitol Lawn Rather Than White House Because the Obama's Hate Jews Even More Than Other White Folks, If That's Even Possible
K9LOVER
Apr 11, 2014 10:03 AM CDT
Some of you need to go back re-read history! Dwight Eisenhower required civilian news media and military combat camera units in April 1945 to see, visit, and record their observations in print, pictures and film when the Buchenwald and Ohrdruf extermination/concentration camps were captured. Why did he do this? In his words....."Because some son of a bitch down the road in history will claim extermination camps never happened and/or were only allegations." Eisenhower was CORRECT in his thinking!
troy705
Apr 10, 2014 9:19 AM CDT
If planting a simple little tree makes a bunch of folks feel better then go to it. It doesn't mean anything to me and I don't get why all the holocaust deniers have to jump in and condemn it.