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 “Neue Rheinische Zeitung”

The “Neue Rheinische Zeitung”

In Anderson Street, Marx is busy preparing the new edition of the “Neue Rheinische Zeitung”. He seeks to explain the reasons behind and the course of the revolution – and concerns himself scientifically with the “economic conditions which form the foundation of the whole political movement.”

Finally, in 1850 five issues of the “Neue Rheinische Zeitung. Political-economic Review” are published. They sell poorly.

The analyses, particularly of the failed revolution in France and the following years of economic upturn in England, will later often be drawn upon as “theory of revolutions and the dictatorship of the proletariat”.