Gilead Family Papers / Record Group 177

Title Gilead Family Papers

Dates 1968–2015

Accession Number RG-177

Extent 0.2 linear foot (1 box)

Provenance Donated by Bob Anderson.

Biographical Note

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 Haifa 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.

Restriction on Access No restriction    Restriction on Use No restriction    Language English and French.

Preferred Citation Virginia Holocaust Museum, Record Group 177, Gilead Family Papers, [Folder #].

Scope and 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 includes an exhibition catalogue from the show the painting was purchased from, as well as an appraisal of the painting conducted for Bob Anderson.


Box Folder Contents
1 1 Biographical Materials
1 2 Painting Information

Indexing Terms

  • Gilead, Gabriel (b. February 12, 1922, d. unknown)
  • Gilead, Adele (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Haganah
  • Israel–Emigration and immigration–History–20th Century
  • Israeli War for Independence
  • Jewish Brigade, British Army
  • United States–Emigration and immigration–History–20th Century