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
  • End of “bourgeois misery”

Reunion with Bakunin

The International soon garners public attention as a powerful workers’ organisation whose aims even earn a positive mention in the conservative The Times. But within the organisation there are serious conflicts between the followers of Proudhon, Blanqui, the anarchists, and other tendencies.

At the very first meeting a conflict arose between Bakunin – who, together with his anarchist and social revolutionary supporters, demanded the total abolition of church and state – and Marx, whose line Bakunin criticised as authoritarian. In 1872-73, the International split, and a short while later the successor organisations disbanded as well.