Anne Frank and All The Children Killed in War - 2017 Tree

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • 20th Century Wars
About the memorial: A Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) accompanied by a stainless steel plaque on a short wooden post. The incised inscription is in mixed case upright lettering. The memorial is a replacement tree for WMO/249960, and includes the original plaque from that tree.
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Original Plaque ANNE FRANK'S TREE/ Planted on 12 June 1998/ To commemorate Anne Frank/ and all the children killed in/ wars and conflicts in this century/ Planted by/ The Mayor of the City of Derby/ Councillor Abdul Rehman; Current Plaque In memory of Anne Frank (1929-1945) // This tree was planted in memory of Anne Frank, the Jewish writer who died in Bergen-Belsen. // The original "Anne Frank tree" in Amsterdam was a horse chestnut which she could see from the attic of the house where she and her family were in hiding. She wrote in her diary on 23 Rd. February 1944 : 'Nearly every morning, I go to the attic to blow the stuffy air from my lungs. From my favourite spot on the floor, I look up at the blue sky and bare chestnut tree, in whose branches the dew shines, appearing like silver, and at the seagulls as they glide on the wind- As long as this exists, and I may live to see it, this sunshine, the branches, I cannot be unhappy.' // The tree was dedicated on 26 Th. January 2017, at the heart of our City. It is a living reminder of Holocaust Memorial Day, as a symbol of the past and those who are remembered, and of the future and our hopes for a safer, better world.

Anne Frank

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