In 1943, Gad went 'underground' as part of the Chug Chaluzi resistance group. He and his comrades assumed great personal risk as they relayed food and money to Jews in hiding. Of the 73,842 Jews (according to Nazi racial criteria) still living in Berlin in 1941, only 8,700 survived the war. Many were, like Gad, of so-called 'mixed parentage'.
After the war, Gad worked in the displaced persons camps and helped Jewish survivors before he emigrated to Palestine in 1947. While living in Isreal, Gad found Manfred's gift among his things. Gad does not remember how the book survived the war.
In 1978, Gad returned to Berlin, where he directed the Jewish Adult Education Center until his retirement.
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