Thank you for joining us for today's Spotlight. I'm Liz Waid.
And I'm Joshua Leo. Spotlight uses a special English method of broadcasting.
It is easier for people to understand, no matter where in the world they live.
In 1942, during World War II, a young Jewish girl went into hiding with her family.
They hid in a secret room built especially for them.
It was above a Dutch business in the city of Amsterdam.
For two years they hid from the German Nazi soldiers who marched through the streets.
During World War II, the Nazis wanted to kill all the Jews.
It was a terrible time in history.
The young girl could never leave her hiding place.
During the day she had to remain very quiet.
She had to stay inside.
Often, her only desire was to go outside in the fresh air.
All she wanted was to be free.
On these days the girl could only sit quietly next to a window.
She would look out at a beautiful chestnut tree.
And she would write her thoughts and dreams in her diary.
Today's Spotlight is on the chestnut tree that grew behind the hiding place of Anne Frank.
Many people know the story of Anne Frank and her famous diary.
During World War II, the Frank family hid from German soldiers.
But, in August 1944, soldiers found the Frank's secret hiding place.
They arrested the family and sent them to a prison camp.
There, the Frank family lived and worked as prisoners of the German army.
Most of the members of the Frank family died in the camp, including young Anne.
The only survivor was Anne's father, Otto Frank.