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Collection Gilead Family Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-177
Dates of Creation 1968-2015
Extent of Description 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Creator Bob Anderson
Admin/Biographical History Gabriel Gilead (b. Koppel Goldbrum) was born on February 12, 1922 in Berlin. He spent most of his childhood in an orphanage in Germany. When he was 16, Gabriel was deported to Warsaw where he began working on a kibbutz outside of the city. In 1939 he escaped to Lithuania. Gabriel obtained a visa to Palestine and arrived in Hafia in 1941. He went on to fight for the Jewish Brigade in the British Army, the Haganah, and in the Israeli War for Independence. Gabriel immigrated to the U.S. in 1953 where he became the Vice President of an insurance company.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English and French
Scope & Content The Gilead Family papers contain correspondences and information on a Serge Mendjinksy painting donated on behalf of the family. The correspondences are between Bob Anderson, Gabriel's and Adele's cousin, and the Virginia Holocaust Museum. They provide biographical information on both individuals, and also a resource for additional information. Information on the Mendjinsky painting include an exhibition catalogue from the show the painting was purchased from, as well as an appraisal of the painting conducted for Bob Anderson.
Subjects Haganah
Israel-Emigration and immigration-History-20th Century
Israeli War for Independence
Jewish Brigade, British Army
United States-Emigration and immigration-History-20th Century