Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The world morns a tree

The tree that Anne Frank wrote of in her diary fell over in a storm, the tree had been stricken with fungus but efforts were ongoing to preserve the tree.

A giant chestnut tree that comforted Dutch diarist Anne Frank as she hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic during World War Two collapsed in heavy wind and rain on Monday.


"Our chestnut tree is in full blossom. It is covered with leaves and is even more beautiful than last year," she wrote in May 1944, not long before she was betrayed to the Nazis.

Pieces are available on the internet.

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