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The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is closed on Monday, September 25, in observance of Yom Kippur.

The Toy Car Set

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series

The day before his seventh birthday, Nazis ransacked Peter Ney’s home in Nuremberg, Germany. It was during Kristallnacht, a wave of 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 the beloved toy behind when he fled Nazi Germany, but was reunited with it more than a year later.

About the Artifacts

Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by Peter Ney. Learn more about the toy.