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Washington - Tree Planted At US Capitol In Honor Of Anne Frank

Published on: April 30, 2014 08:45 PM
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Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (C) delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds.  EPA/SHAWN THEWDutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (C) delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds.  EPA/SHAWN THEW

Washington - A sapling grown from the original chestnut tree Anne Frank wrote about in her famous diary was planted in her honor at the Capitol Wednesday.

The chestnut, planted on the west lawn of the Capitol, came from the original tree Frank could see from her cramped space in Amsterdam where she was hiding for two years from the Nazis.

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Republicans, Democrats, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans and Holocaust survivors were present at the ceremony. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who is Jewish himself, recited the “Shehecheyanu,” a Hebrew prayer marking special occasions.

Eleven saplings have come from the original tree before it collapsed in 2010. One was planted at “Ground Zero” in NYC.

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks at Anne Frank Tree Dedication Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington April 30, 2014.  (Credit: REUTERS)U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks at Anne Frank Tree Dedication Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington April 30, 2014.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans speaks at the Anne Frank Tree Dedication Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington April 30, 2014.  (Credit: REUTERS)Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans speaks at the Anne Frank Tree Dedication Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington April 30, 2014.  (Credit: REUTERS)
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at the Anne Frank Tree Dedication Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington April 30, 2014.  (Credit: REUTERS)U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at the Anne Frank Tree Dedication Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington April 30, 2014.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (C) delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (C) delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (L) delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (L) delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (C) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) listen as Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers (R), delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (C) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) listen as Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers (R), delivers remarks during the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (2-L) with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (2-R) and Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers (R), prior to the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (2-L) with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (2-R) and Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers (R), prior to the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans arrives for the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans arrives for the Anne Frank Memorial Tree dedication ceremony in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington DC, USA, 30 April 2014. 1 of 11 saplings from the Horse Chestnut that stood outside her secret annex in Amsterdam was planted on US Capitol grounds. (Credit: EPA)


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 Apr 30, 2014 at 09:37 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Are such cuttings available? My wife wants to start the garden from scratch and I would love to have a (small) bit of this history.

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