On April 29, 2022, a new tree will be planted on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest—a sapling propagated from the immense horse chestnut tree that grew in the courtyard behind the annex where Anne Frank and her family hid for 761 days during World War II. This living symbol of Anne’s spirit and humanitarian message is the 13th Anne Frank Sapling to be planted in the United States.

In recognition of this event, UICHR is co-hosting the Anne Frank Writing Contest

A full list of campus events is available here. We invite you to join in a year of events aimed at recognizing the power of nature and the written word to provide hope and resiliency in difficult times.