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

  • Paris
  • The League of the Just

Paris, October 2017, Rue du Parc Royal. German Historical Institute.

In the neighbourhood are museums and art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, hotspots of the LGBT-scene. Up until the French Revolution it was an aristocratic district, then one of craftsmen and workers who established workshops in the villas and palaces. The Place de la Bastille is a ten-minute walk away. This is the start of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, where German craftspeople lived in the middle of the 19th century.