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
  • Amongst Refugees

Commitment to political refugees

At this time, Karl Marx is again immersed in his political work. As a member of the “Committee for Support of German Political Refugees”, he organises donations for other immigrants, helps them find living accommodations and distributes money.

He formed a committee just three weeks after his arrival in London – together with the members of the London Workers’ Education Association. They meet, among other places, at The White Hart, 191 Drury Lane.