Anne Frank memorial vandalized in Idaho

Image courtesy of Nick Goodwin
Image courtesy of Nick Goodwin
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene officials believe vandals entered a local park and intentionally destroyed a tree marking the memory of Anne Frank.

Nick Goodwin, the city’s urban forester, said Parks and Recreation crews discovered what was left of the tree Wednesday morning at G.O. Phippeny Park, 827 N. Eighth St., leading the forester to believe the damage happened Tuesday evening.

“This is the third time someone has destroyed this tree,” Goodwin said. “It’s a small tree. Someone just came along and broke it in half. They just destroyed it.”

A police report has been filed, he said.

The Japanese Stewartia, itself a rarity in the area, was planted in 2006 after its dedication to the memory of Anne Frank.

Source: cdapress