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Wooden horse and wagon pull toy

Object | Accession Number: 2002.433.1 a-b

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    Wooden horse and wagon pull toy

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    The toy was created by for Max Arpels-Lezer by his rescuer while he was in hiding in the Netherlands during the Holocaust. Max (Marcus) Lezer was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Assen, Netherlands, to Flora (Arpels) and Solomon Lezer. In the summer of 1942, Solomon and Flora sent Max to his grandparents in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, for a holiday. During Sept. 1942 Flora was arrested and sent to Westerbork transit camp and then to Auschwitz where she perished. After Flora's arrest, Solomon felt he could no longer care for Max and arranged for him to be placed in hiding.
    Date
    1940-1945
    Geography
    use: Apeldoorn (Netherlands)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Max Arpels-Lezer
    Contributor
    Subject: Max Arpels-Lezer
    Biography
    Max (Marcus) Lezer was born on October 9, 1936, in Assen, Netherlands, to Flora (Arpels) and Solomon Lezer. In the summer of 1942, Solomon and Flora sent Max to his grandparents in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, for a holiday. During Sept. 1942 Flora was arrested and sent to Westerbork transit camp and then to Auschwitz where she perished. After Flora's arrest, Solomon felt he could no longer care for Max and arranged for him to be placed in hiding.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Toys
    Category
    Wooden toys
    Object Type
    Pull toys (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    The toy is a hand-made wooden horse and buggy consisting of two separate pieces. The wooden horse (a) is mounted on a board. The wagon (b) is flat with a green exterior and red wheels and bar with hook in front.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 12.598 inches (31.999 cm) | Width: 9.449 inches (24 cm)
    overall: Height: 18.110 inches (45.999 cm) | Width: 5.906 inches (15.001 cm) | Depth: 7.087 inches (18.001 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wood

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The toy was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002 by Max Arpels-Lezer.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:28:27
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