Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
  • Planted
    Date: 12 June 1998
    Attended by: Mayor of Derby
  • Rededicated
    Date: 26th January 2017
    Attended by: Mayor of Derby and guests from the Embassies of Bosnia-Hercegovina, Armenia and Ukraine
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Current location

On the Eastern side of the road
between Duke St and the River Derwent.
Duke St

OS Grid Ref: SK 353 368
Denomination: Undefined

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A Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) accompanied by a stainless steel plaque on a short wooden post. The incised inscription is in mixed case upright lettering.
Original Plaque ANNE FRANK'S TREE/ Planted on 12 June 1998/ To commemorate Anne Frank/ and all the children killed in/ wars and conflicts in this centurey/ Planted by/ The Mayor of the City of Derby/ Councillor Abdul Rehman Current Plaque In memory of Anne Frank (1929-1945) // This tree was planted in memory of Anne Frank, the Jewish writer who died in Bergen-Belsen. // The original "Anne Frank tree" in Amsterdam was a horse chestnut which she could see from the attic of the house where she and her family were in hiding. She wrote in her diary on 23 Rd. February 1944 : 'Nearly every morning, I go to the attic to blow the stuffy air from my lungs. From my favourite spot on the floor, I look up at the blue sky and bare chestnut tree, in whose branches the dew shines, appearing like silver, and at the seagulls as they glide on the wind- As long as this exists, and I may live to see it, this sunshine, the branches, I cannot be unhappy.' // The tree was dedicated on 26 Th. January 2017, at the heart of our City. It is a living reminder of Holocaust Memorial Day, as a symbol of the past and those who are remembered, and of the future and our hopes for a safer, better world.
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Frank, Anne
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  • Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Tree
    Measurements: depth -, height -, width -
    Materials: Plant Material
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth -, height 90mm, width 80mm
    Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth c100mm, height c500mm, width c100mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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