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ZADIK, Manfred (1887-1967)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Zadik
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: ZADIK, Manfred (1887-1967)
Date(s): 1916-1918
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box or 0.01m3
Name of creator(s): Zadic | Michael | 1887-1967 | lawyer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1887, Ostrowo (now Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland), into Jewish family; went to school in Berlin, 1897; joined university, 1906, including a year of military service; qualified as a junior lawyer, 1909; fully qualified as solicitor, 1913; called up, 1914, was NCO throughout war (due in part to anti semitism); sent to unit in Rostock, Baltic coast; sent to Western Front, 1914 Dec; joined unit on Eastern Front, 1915 Oct, served in Russia and along Hungarian-Rumanian border; discharged from army, 1918 Sep 9; promoted to Lieutenant 2 days later; practised as solicitor, 1918-1941; held for 24 hours in concentration camp after events of Kristallnacht, 1938; emigrated to USA, via France, Spain, Portugal, and Guatemala, 1941; settled in San Francisco, became an advocate for emigrants seeking restitution from the German government; died 1967.


Scope and content/abstract:

Eight albums in overlapping chronological order, containing photographs taken on the Eastern Front in Russia, Hungary and Romania, 1916-1918, many captioned in German; including of soldiers in the trenches, relaxing, training and during battle; details of trench structures and interiors; encampments and fortifications; graves; rural villages and towns; landscapes; local people; factories; soldiers being transported; also Zadik's Jewish identification card from 1938 and typescript copy of unpublished account `A Century of Zadiks' by Frank Zadik (son).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in eight albums as above.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Centre by Dr Michael Goodman in Dec 2005.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Katherine Higgon.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Nov 2006

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