Holocaust Artifacts Unpacked: The Toy Car Set

The day before his seventh birthday, Nazis ransacked Peter Ney’s home in Nuremberg, Germany.

It was during Kristallnacht, a wave of nationwide anti-Jewish violence and destruction. They destroyed many of the family’s belongings, but Peter’s birthday gift, a model of the “Autobahn” [highway] was not damaged. He had to leave behind the beloved toy set when he fled Nazi Germany. Learn about what the toy car meant to Peter.

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