Gad met David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s future prime minister, in the displaced persons (DP) camps, where Gad was encouraging displaced persons (DPs) to immigrate to Palestine. The term “displaced persons” refers to people who were driven from their homes by Nazi or Soviet policies and who, for various reasons, were unable to return immediately to their homelands. At the end of World War II there were approximately 8 million DPs in Germany and the territories that had been under Nazi occupation or control. More than six million were repatriated during 1945. More than a million remained, including an estimated 50,000 Jews, who had been liberated from concentration camps in Germany and Austria.