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The Emigrants

W G Sebald (2)


The Emigrants (1992) by WG Sebald is an award-winning collection of 4 stories involving characters the narrator has been involved with.

In the 4th story, the narrator befriends German-Jewish painter Max Ferber. He finds out that Max was 15 years old when his parents had him flown to safety in England in 1939. In England, Max stayed with his Uncle Leo in Bloomsbury, close to the British Museum and finished his schooling “at a third rate public school at Margate…”

Instead of going to New York when Uncle Leo does in 1942, Max finishes school and moves to Manchester, which is where the narrator meets him.

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