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
  • Studies at the British Museum

London, September 2017, Great Russell Street in Bloomsbury, British Museum

Eight million exhibition pieces, almost seven million visitors a year. One of the most frequented museums with one of the most extensive collections in the world.

In the centre: the Great Court, the covered inner courtyard of the museum as redesigned at the end of the 1990s according to Norman Foster’s plans. Until then, the British Library was housed here, with shelves of books over three stories and a round reading room. The books have since been transferred to the new British Library in St. Pancras; the reading room – still in the middle of the Great Court – is closed.