The chestnut tree that comforted Anne Frank while she was hiding from the Nazi’s in occupied Holland will be cut down soon according to the Amsterdam city council. The tree, approximately 150 years old, has recently been attacked by an agressive fungus and a Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner moth and is in very poor shape. The sickness is so bad that the tree is dying from the inside out.

The tree was made famous in Anne Frank’s book, “The Diary of Anne Frank” which has been ready by an estimated 25 million people. Anne describes how she often looked out the attic window and how it gave her hope during those dark days prior to her capture.

Anne Frank died in March 1945 of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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