Marx as a Migrant – A digital narrative

Karl Marx lived a long life as a migrant. Fleeing from the Prussian state, censorship and possible arrest, important stops on his journey were Paris, Brussels and London. These cities shaped his political activities, his engagement with political fellow-travellers, as well as his intellectual development and thus his entire work.

At the click of a mouse, you can follow Marx as a migrant from city to city. You can not only immerse yourself in his time, but also discover that even today, traces of his life and work continue to be seen in Paris, Brussels and London.

Each station takes about 45 minutes.


Marx as a Migrant

  • London
  • The Raging Year

“So I have to go to London ...“

August 1849. Karl Marx informs Friedrich Engels of his imminent departure for London. For now, he lives in Paris under a false name – Monsieur Ramboz – not far from the Rue Vaneau, where he had already lived with his family five years earlier.