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Brookline girl helps bring Frank tree sapling to Boston

Aliyah Finkel of Brookline was preparing for her bat mitzvah three years ago when she learned that the iconic and inspirational chestnut tree outside Anne Frank’s window had fallen in a violent wind storm.

Finkel went on to spearhead an effort to bring a sapling from the tree to Boston, an endeavor that culminated Tuesday as more than 100 schoolchildren, dignitaries, city officials, and Holocaust survivors gathered on Boston Common to watch the sapling being planted near a path by the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

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