Anne Frank and her family members hid in a factory in Amsterdam, that her father owned, until factory workers decided to turn on the Franks which led to their arrest on August 4, 1944. Ann Frank’s diary detailed her experience hiding from the Germans, and mentioned other parts of her daily life before her arrest, such as the cedar oak tree that was in front of her family home. Miep Gies, a housekeeper of the Frank family, held onto Anne Frank’s diary after she was sent to a Nazi interment cap, and returned it to Ann’s father Otto Frank, who was the only member to survive the harrowing internment.
The tree in front of the Frank’s home was struck by lighting in 2000 and died a decade later in the summer of 2010. Seeds from the tree were taken and planted in the following locations in the United States boundaries:
The United States Capital Building in Washington, D.C.
The National September 11 Memorial in New York City.
The Harriet Tubman Home within the “Women’s Rights National Historic Park” in Aurora, New York.
Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts.
Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
The Children’s Musuem of Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Central High School Little Rock, Arkansas.
Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise, Idaho.
The Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Grove within Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California.
The Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle, Washington.