Tree Immortalized by Anne Frank’s Diary Topples


It was the rare indication of nature visible from Anne Frank’s attic window in Amsterdam, but earlier today the 150-year-old tree was felled by a heavy wind. “Our chestnut tree is in full blossom. It is covered with leaves and is even more beautiful than last year,” Frank wrote in an entry dated May 1944. Her hiding spot was discovered the following August. [Reuters]