A cutting from a chestnut tree described in the diary of Anne Frank was planted, Monday, at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial institution in Jerusalem, in the presence of Holocaust survivor Hanna Pick - a friend of Anne Frank's, and Hanna's granddaughter Tamar. Hanna, who was moved by status she was given, noted the role of the diary in raising Holocaust awareness, especially among young people.
Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev told ninth graders from Jerusalem's Ein-Kerem High School, "We're making contact, here, with a personal and human story. A million and a half children were murdered in the Holocaust. Children who were concerned with things similar to the concerns of today's youth, something that Anner Frank was so good at expressing in her diary."