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Kurt Zadig Collection

Identifier: AR 3791

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a large body of family correspondence sent by Zadig to his family during his time in the military in World War I. The correspondence includes letters, telegrams, and postcards, and has been bound in two custom-made volumes, one for the years 1914-1915, and another for 1916. In the years 1914-1915 the correspondence bears postmarks from several different locations in France, Germany and Poland (Ostpreussen), but in 1916 most of the letters are simply marked Osten, indicating that he was likely stationed on the Eastern Front.


  • 1914-1916


Language of Materials

The collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011


Biographical Note

Zadig was born in 1895 and died during the war in 1916. There are indications that he was a draftee, rather than a volunteer. It appears from the correspondence that his family lived in Berlin. The correspondence also indicates that in the years 1914 Zadig was stationed in several different locales, but is likely to have been transferred to the Eastern Front in 1916.


2 Folders


This collection consists of two bound volumes of correspondence sent by Zadig from the front in World War I.

Kurt Zadig Collection, 1914-1916   AR 3791
Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
© 2011
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 03, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States