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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Zadik
ZADIK, Manfred (1887-1967)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Zadic, Michael, 1887-1967, lawyer

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1887, Ostrowo (now Ostr├│w 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.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

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people; factories; soldiers being transported; also Zadik's Jewish identification card from 1938 and typescript copy of unpublished account 'A Century of Zadiks' by Frank Zadik (son).

System of arrangement

Arranged in eight albums as above.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

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

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

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.

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Date(s) of descriptions

Nov 2006

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  • Antisemitism
  • Emigration
  • Ethnic discrimination
  • Interethnic relations
  • International conflicts
  • Migration
  • Racial discrimination
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Zadic, Michael, 1887-1967, lawyer
  • Zadic, Michael, 1887-1967, lawyer


  • Crimea
  • Hungary, Eastern Europe
  • Romania, Eastern Europe
  • Russia, Eastern Europe

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