Amsterdam tree

The Last Day Of Anne Frank’s Tree

08/24/2010

The Amsterdam tree that reminded Anne Frank of life ended its life on Monday.

The 150-year-old, 65-foot-high horse chestnut, which was rotted and weakened by moths and a fungus for more than a decade, collapsed in heavy wind and rain.

“It broke off like a match,” a spokesman for the Anne Frank House, in whose hidden annex the young writer hid for 25 months, told Reuters. The Anne Frank House, now a museum, was not touched, but the tree crashed through several gardens, damaging a brick wall and several sheds.

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