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Sapling of Anne Frank Tree Planted in Lower Manhattan

The sapling of a tree Anne Frank wrote about in her world-famous diary was dedicated in Lower Manhattan on Monday.

A ceremony was held for the dedication of the tree at Liberty Park. Celebrities, dignitaries and Holocaust survivors attended the event at the World Trade Center.

Frank, who would have been 88 on Monday, wrote about the chestnut tree while living in Amsterdam with her family during Nazi occupation.

The tree stood for fifty years outside the home where Frank’s family hid from the Nazis. Her writings from that time in her life went on to be published in “The Diary of a Young Girl.”

Frank died at the age of 15 in a German concentration camp.

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