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Anne Frank sapling tree to be planted in D.C.

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A sapling taken from the tree that grew outside the attic where teen Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was hidden will be planted at the U.S. Capitol.

The tree will be planted on the west front lawn on April 30.

Saplings taken from the tree have been planted around the world, including one in Santa Rosa. The tree, more than 150 years old and weakened by a fungus, collapsed in stormy weather in Amsterdam in 2010.

Frank frequently wrote about the tree in her famous diary, which was discovered and published after the Holocaust. She died at the age of 15 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. — jta


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