CHESNUT TREE OF ANNE FRANK

2004

“The two of us looked out at the blue sky, the bare chestnut tree glistening with dew…” – Anne Frank, 23 February 1944

frankAnne Frank used to cover the chestnut tree from the window attic of the house back. In his diary she wrote about it. The tree, which has more than 150 years, is ill.

It was part of the contact she had with the outside, with nature, with time passing, with her before life, feeling she is alive anyway she was in the attic.

The tree – a white horse-chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) of 150 years old – is at the bottom of the garden plot of 188 Keizersgracht.

The actress Emma Thompson made the web ” The tree of Anne Frank” in febrary of 2006, there you can leave a leaf in this Virtual memorial.
In each leaf you can also choose from differente messages.

The virtual tree is made with virtual images of the actual tree that grows in the garden behind the house of Anne Frank.

09_2006kastanjeboomThe town, the neighbors, Bomenstichting (Dutch Foundation for the defense of the trees), the Anne Frank House and the owner of the site have resulted in an agreement on the conservation of the chesnut tree.

Architects, builders and tree specialists have designed a special device support and reinforcement. This flexible construction keeps the trunk in place in case of fracture or inclination. But not in contact with the tree, so as not to impede their growth. The construction is necessary to ensure the safety of the interior gardens of the block.

Ten youth shoots of the chesnut tree of the Anne Franks house coming from Holland carry to the United States before the end of the year,the one she saw when she was hidden in the attic.
One of the shoot will be put in the ” zero zone”  of New York, in where the memorial of the 11 september will put and other maybe will be put in the White House, the others shoots will be taken to other cities of the United States.

The Anne Frank Center USA moves almost one meter high shoots of the tree from the Dutch capital to ten different U.S. locations, which will be planted as symbols of the growth of tolerance, “it told the newspaper responsible for the entity”, Yvonne Simmons.

“The chestnut in flower from top to bottom. Furthermore, it is full of leaves and looks much more beautiful than last year. “- Anne Frank, May 13, 1944

Do not forget Anne Frank, and all the Anne Frank in the world, leave your leaf in the virtual tree.

http://www.annefranktree.com/index.aspx?skip=false&t=0.07246499333529444

I hope everyone can learn something of madness of the bad call human, and i hope we can stop to kill each other because we think different, we have different religious, race, or color.

In the name of dignity, in the name of freedom, in the name of courage.

Edmund Burke says:” Evil exists when good men do nothing “.

Read more about Anne Frank and link to download in spanish her diary or read on line in english —- https://dreamofarlequin.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/1173/


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