The teenage diarist could see the tree from her family’s Amsterdam hiding place, and in her two years she spent there before being sent to Bergen-Belsen she wrote of admiring it “nearly every morning”.
Anne wrote: “As long as this exists...I cannot be unhappy."
A new graphic novel depicting a cartoon biography of Anne Frank is being released by the Anne Frank House Museum.
It will be a comic-book version of the diary written by 15-year-old Anne, who died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after she and her family were discovered hiding in their secret Amsterdam annex, and aims to appeal to other teenagers.
The work is a collaboration by American author Sid Jacobson and artist Ernest Colon, and translations are planned in German, French and Italian.
Anne Frank has been voted “Most Inspiring Woman” in a survey to mark International Women’s Day.
Despite dying, aged just 15, at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, Anne’s diary inspired Daily Mirror readers to place her at the top of the poll, beating Princess Diana, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa and Marie Curie.
Anne garnered 12 per cent of the vote.
The Diary of Anne Frank, which she wrote in hiding in Amsterdam, has been translated into more than 70 languages.