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
  • Capital

Capital is published

London, late September 1870, Primrose Hill, 122 Regents Park Road. – Friedrich Engels moved into this house a few weeks earlier, a 10-minute walk from Marx. The men – Marx now 52 and Engels 50 – meet for a stroll almost every day.

It has been three years since “Capital” was published. After nearly 20 years, during which Marx repeatedly occupied himself with bourgeois economy, recorded thousands of pages of excerpts and notes, and experienced uncounted interruptions and new starts, he completed the rough drafts for three of volumes of “Capital” at the end of 1865.

In March 1867, he personally delivered the clean copy of the first volume to his publisher in Hamburg.