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Arnold Zadikow

Arnold Zadikow (27 March 1884, in Kolberg, Pomerania – 8 March 1943, at the Theresienstadt ghetto) was a modernist German-Jewish sculptor and medalist who worked in Germany and France. Zadikow studied under the neoclassical sculptor Heinrich Waderé

and mainly worked on portrait busts, gravestones and plaques. He was a soldier on the Western Front during the Great War and sustained combat injuries in 1917 before being taken to a British prisoner of war camp. After the war, he dwelt mainly in Munich and Rome, but briefly worked in Paris in 1932. Zadikow liked to work with biblical motifs, and his sculpture of the young David was displayed in the entrance of the Berlin Jewish Museum in 1933. Considered his most important work, the statue was lost during the Second World War.

In 1933, sensing trouble for Germany's Jewish population, Zadikow moved to Prague with his wife Hilda and their daughter Marianka. He was later joined by other German artists such as Oskar Kokoschka, John Heartfield and Thomas Theodor Heine. In the wake of the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1939, Jews in the country faced increasing persecution, and finally on 15 May 1942, the Zadikows were rounded up and ordered to board a train to Theresienstadt ghetto, where Arnold died. Hilda and Marianka were transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau the following year, but managed to survive long enough to be liberated in 1945.Throughout his working life, Zadikow designed decorative gravestones, including that of the German physician and pioneering sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld. The upright headstone in gray granite is inset with a bronze bas-relief portrait of Hirschfeld in profile and the slab covering the tomb is engraved with Hirschfeld's Latin motto, "Per Scientiam ad Justitiam". Whilst in Paris, he was also commissioned by Albert Einstein to produce a headstone for a family member. According to Zadikow's daughter, Marianka, Einstein provided the family with an affidavit for use in an immigration application for the US; although Zadikow was unable to afford the visa.

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Some of their strengths

Arnold Zadikow has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intuitive, Generous, Energetic, Passionate, Adventurous, Kind, and Imaginative.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Arnold Zadikow is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Arnold Zadikow well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Truthful and Kind

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Arnold Zadikow as someone who is honest, compassionate, imaginative, and instinctual.

A person who enjoys new challlenges, is a magnet for attracting other creative types, good at identifying opportunities, and who is good at forming loyal, lifelong friendships.

Exacting and Achievement-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Arnold Zadikow is someone who has very high expectations for people, and who can be extremely focused on achieving goals and objectives.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Arnold Zadikow tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Arnold Zadikow's challenges

While Arnold Zadikow has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Arnold Zadikow can be Short-tempered, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Impulsive, Arrogant, Selfish, and Pleasure-seeking.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Arnold Zadikow's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Unrealistic and Indecisive

Arnold Zadikow is someone who can be unrealistic, indecisive, and lacking in confidence, who can be impulsive when it comes to making important decisions, have difficulty collaborating with others, can be argumentative and not willling to accept criticism, and who can be disappointed by the high expectations they place on others.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Arnold Zadikow also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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