Born in Romania to Holocaust survivor parents, Dr. Gabriel Mayer reached the US, after his family had a one year stay in Italy as refugees supported by the Jewish Agency. He grew up in New York and attended college and medical school in Boston, at Boston University. He is an established clinician, researcher and published author in the medical sciences.
After making Aliyah five years ago, he went on to earn anMA in Holocaust Studies and an MS in Israel Studies from the University of Haifa. He is currently an author and researcher with interests in history, culture and Jewish peoplehood identity issues..In addition, he is currently the Head Historian at Martef Hashoah Museum, in Jerusalem.