Anne's chestnut tree, to me, is a symbol of the eye of the hurricane. It shows how just little, unimportant things can be appreciated in the middle of a chaotic storm.

-Nicholas Formato, Pennsylvania

About the Sapling Project Virtual Tree


Anne Frank drew solace and inspiration from looking out the attic window at the chestnut tree growing behind the Secret Annex. Share your voice alongside Anne’s by leaving a leaf here on the Sapling Project Virtual Tree.

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Anonymous - New Castle, Delaware

When i was little, I was abused. Physically and mentally, but luckily not sexually. I was beat by belts, wooden pizza peels, switches, flashlights, shoes, and really anything that you could hit someone with. I was even burned with lit cigarettes. I was told that no one loved me, no one cared about me, and that I was worthless. My father once came at me with a knife and my mother has thrown a plate at me. I relate to this because I found a light in the darkness. I found the bible. I became a Christian and when i told my parents I was hurt even more for this. I still held fast and clung to my faith. I eventually got away from this, but i have come into another abusive family. Please keep me in your prayers. :'(

-May 24, 2017

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Adrianna Hartnett - Newcastle, Delaware

Anne was a very curious child,besides going completely insane.She kept her self sane by looking at the tree.

-May 24, 2017

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cheyenne - ,

Anne Frank looked at the world differently

-May 24, 2017

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Jake Y - Come to new caste de, Delaware

Anne Frank is a was fulled with knowledge, She very energize and very creative in her own way.

-May 24, 2017

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Daquan - New Castle, Delaware

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-May 24, 2017

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Lavia - Westerville, Ohio

Anne Frank is a was fulled with knowledge, She very energize and very creative in her own way.

-May 15, 2017

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Hailey Johnson - Westerville, Ohio

I can relate with Anne about feeling trapped inside a place because when I was sick I was stuck in my house and all I wanted to do was get out of the house but I couldnt

-May 15, 2017

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Nada Ettayem - Westerville, Ohio

Anne has a way of finding good in things at the worst times.When she goes the the chestnut tree she feels relaxed.She said she loves nature but since she was in the annex she couldn't go outside.

-May 15, 2017

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Drew Lopez - Columbus, Ohio, Ohio

In sports when my team is losing or we are not playing well, I keep up the good spirit and the thought to continue to try our hardest and come back. When the tough is tougher you have to work harder to make the tough easier.

-May 15, 2017

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Rutah Abraha - Columbus, Ohio

Anne taught me that sometimes you don't have to only be free physically but mentally as well and that there is always an escape from the depressing and hopeless situations that anyone can be in.

-May 15, 2017

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