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 Proletariat

Paris, February 1844

The German-French Yearbooks (Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher) are published for the first and only time – a double issue without any French contributions.

But with Heinrich Heine, whose contribution Hymn of Praise to King Ludwig cuttingly mocks the Bavarian ruler Ludwig I, at least one author of international standing is represented.

Karl Marx’s essays “On The Jewish Question” and “Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right” are also published in this issue.