The day before his seventh birthday, Nazis ransacked Peter Ney’s home in Nuremberg, Germany.
Toy Car Set: Symbol of Survival
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.