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Anne Frank tree to be planted on US Capitol lawn

A sapling grown from the tree that Holocaust victim Anne Frank wrote about while in hiding will be planted this month on the US Capitol grounds, congressional leaders announced Tuesday. "The Anne Frank memorial tree is an offspring of the horse chestnut tree that was featured in Anne's diary writings," House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wrote in a letter to members of Congress. The tree "grew outside of the Amsterdam building where she and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II," they explained.

Abe tells Anne Frank House chief book vandalism was "regrettable"

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the vandalism in Tokyo of books related to Anne Frank as "regrettable" during a visit to a museum Sunday in Amsterdam that commemorates where the Jewish girl hid from the Nazis. Abe told Ronald Leopold, head of the Anne Frank House museum, and staff there that it is "very regrettable that copies of 'The Diary of a Young Girl' have been vandalized at libraries in Japan. I will make sure such a thing will never happen again."

Abe tells Anne Frank House chief book vandalism was "regrettable"

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the vandalism in Tokyo of books related to Anne Frank as "regrettable" during a visit to a museum Sunday in Amsterdam that commemorates where the Jewish girl hid from the Nazis. Abe told Ronald Leopold, head of the Anne Frank House museum, and staff there that it is "very regrettable that copies of 'The Diary of a Young Girl' have been vandalized at libraries in Japan. I will make sure such a thing will never happen again."

Japan PM hails 'lessons of history' on Anne Frank visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam on Sunday, hailing the lessons of history ahead of his first meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. "We would like to face historical facts in a humble manner and we would like also to pass on the lessons and facts of history to the next generation," Abe said during the visit to the Jewish girl's former hideout. "By doing so I wish to encourage peace in the entire international community," he told journalists, stood in front of photographs of Anne Frank.

Japan's Abe to visit Anne Frank house following vandalism

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam this weekend, an official said Thursday, after a man was arrested for vandalising copies of her diary in Tokyo libraries. Abe is scheduled to call at her former hideout on Sunday on the sidelines of a nuclear-security summit and a Group of Seven meeting on the crisis in Ukraine, the foreign ministry official said. "Prime Minister Abe is expected to convey a message about Japan's pledge not to fight a war again but to pursue peace," the official said.

Anne Frank House to donate catalogs to Japan libraries after vandalism

The Amsterdam-based Anne Frank House will donate 3,400 copies of the museum's catalog to libraries across Japan, a senior official of the museum said Saturday, after books related to Anne Frank were recently vandalized at some libraries. The donation along with 300 miniature model sets of the house where Anne Frank went into hiding during World War II is likely to be the largest-ever scale for the museum.

Anne Frank House makes donations to Japan libraries

The Anne Frank House, a museum dedicated to the Jewish girl who died in a Nazi concentration camp, on Saturday donated 3,400 copies of its catalogue to Japanese libraries after hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's diary were damaged. The delegation from the museum in Amsterdam visited the office of Tokyo's Suginami ward, donating the catalogue showing its exhibits and a miniature of the Anne Frank House where her family hid during World War II. The museum will donate 3,400 copies of the catalogue to libraries throughout Japan, a local official said.

Israel to give copies of Anne Frank book to Tokyo libraries

The Israeli embassy in Japan said Wednesday it would donate 300 copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" to Tokyo libraries after hundreds of copies were damaged. News of the defacement of the books, which tells the tale of a young Jewish girl who fell victim to the Holocaust, sent shockwaves worldwide and sparked alarm amid a rightward shift in Japan's politics. The embassy and the Jewish Community of Japan will present the copies on Thursday to the capital's residential ward of Suginami, whose libraries were a main target of the vandalism, embassy officials said.

Anne Frank's Diary vandalised in Tokyo libraries

Scores of copies of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" kept in public libraries across Tokyo have been vandalised, officials said Friday, sparking alarm amid a rightward shift in Japan's politics. Pages in at least 250 copies of the diary or publications containing biographies on Anne Frank, Nazi persecution of Jews and related materials have been torn, the council of public libraries in the capital said. More than a dozen books have also been damaged at libraries in two other nearby areas, media reported.

Anne Frank museum must return archives after bitter spat

An Amsterdam court on Wednesday ordered the city's Anne Frank museum to return archives on loan from a Swiss foundation set up by the father of the Jewish teenager, after an acrimonious legal spat. The court said that Amsterdam's Anne Frank House had until the end of the year to return the extensive family archives, including letters and photos, on loan from the Anne Frank Fonds Basel. The court also ordered the Anne Frank House to pay the legal costs of the foundation, which was set up by Otto Frank in 1963.
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