Gad and his family grew up in Berlin. He had a mother, a father and a twin sister. Also his mother converted to Judaism.
In 1933 I was just ten when the Nazis got all the power. I was one of the very few Jewish kids in my school. No one was aloud to sit next to me because they said that I had stinky feet.
Then I switched to a all Jewish school but had to leave when I was 12 because my parents could not pay for it. Then I found work as a shop assistant.
As the child of a mixed marriage, I was not deported to the east when other German Jews were. I remained in Berlin where I became involved in the underground helping Jews escape to Switzerland.
I was a homosexual male, so as a homosexual I was able to persuade my trusted non Jewish homosexual acquaintances to provide food and hiding places for the for the Jews. In early 1945 a Jewish spy for the Gestapo betrayed me and a number of my underground friends.
I was interned in a Jewish transit camp in Berlin. After the war, Gad helped organize the immigration of Jewish survivors to Palestine. In 1947 he left for Palestine, and returned to Berlin in 1979.