Polish Town May Cut Down 'Hitler Tree' Officials in a Polish town wanted to cut down a tree to make way for a traffic circle. It was discovered that the oak was planted in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War Two to mark Adolf Hitler's birthday. One elderly resident told Reuters "It's not the tree's fault that it was planted to honor the biggest criminal and enemy of Poland."
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Polish Town May Cut Down 'Hitler Tree'

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

This story may test the devotion of tree huggers. A town in Poland planned to cut down a big oak tree, making space for a traffic circle. Then officials found it was planted in World War II. German invaders put down a seedling on Hitler's birthday. The mayor now says she's even more certain the tree should go, but one elderly resident says it's not the tree's fault it was planted for a criminal. He adds, what is the oak really guilty of?

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