Congress plants ‘Anne Frank’ sapling at U.S. Capitol

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A three-foot sapling grown from the tree Holocaust diarist Anne Frank wrote about now graces the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe

A three-foot sapling grown from the tree Holocaust diarist Anne Frank wrote about now graces the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Religion News Service photo by Lauren Markoe

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WASHINGTON (RNS) A three-foot sapling grown from the same Amsterdam tree graces the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, a symbol, lawmakers said, of the young girl's abiding faith in humanity.