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Gustav Sonata - Lieberman – Beginning and End Summary & Analysis

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“Liebermann” takes place in 1938. The Swiss government issued an order that said any European Jews arriving in Switzerland after August 18th must be sent back. Roger is taken ill and Erich temporarily takes over the role of chief of police. One day Erich speaks to a Jewish refugee named Jakob Liebermann who arrived in Switzerland days after the cutoff date and therefore will be separated from his wife and baby son. Erich agrees to falsify the dates on the man’s documents so that he can stay in Switzerland.

Through Liebermann, other refugees in similar circumstances hear about Erich and his willingness to help them. Erich begins falsifying numerous documents. Erich invites Roger and his wife Lottie to have dinner with him and Emilie. Erich gets very drunk and confesses to falsifying the documents.

“Theft” takes place in 1939. Erich’s crimes...

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