Anne Frank sapling to grow in Arkansas

Anne Frank sapling to grow in Arkansas

The Clinton Foundation and the Sisterhood of Congregation B’nai Israel, Little Rock, Ark., working with the Anne Frank Center USA, have joined to create a new exhibit, “The Anne Frank Tree,” on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Park in Little Rock. The permanent installation, which will surround the Anne Frank tree sapling, will open on Friday, October 2, to honor Frank’s legacy and its mission of tolerance education.

In 2009, the center was one of 11 places in the United States that was awarded a chestnut tree as part of the Anne Frank Center USA’s “Sapling Project.” The sapling was taken from the horse chestnut tree that stood outside the Frank family’s secret annex when they hid from the Nazis. The young writer cherished the tree, and wrote about it frequently in her famous diary.

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