Saplings from `Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam may be planted in 10 U.S. cities

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NEW YORK - Saplings from the tree Anne Frank used to measure the seasons while hiding from the Nazis could be planted in 10 cities around the United States.
The Anne Frank Center USA wants to plant the trees in 10 U.S. cities to symbolize the growth of tolerance.
The one-metre saplings would come from an ailing horse chestnut tree in Amsterdam.
Possible locations for the trees include the planned Sept. 11 memorial, the White House and the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
The centre plans to issue a request for proposals for other sites.
Frank was among Jewish occupants of an Amsterdam building rounded up by the Gestapo. She died of typhus at age 15 in a concentration camp.

Organizations: Anne Frank Center USA, Museum of Indianapolis, Gestapo

Geographic location: Amsterdam, United States, NEW YORK

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