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 Last Years

Marx as Grandfather

In 1875, Karl and Jenny Marx move one last time – a few hundred metres away, into a smaller house in Maitland Park Road. The eldest daughters Jenny and Laura are now married and live with their husbands in France, only Eleanor still lives with her parents.

Marx plays, tells stories and sings with his nine grandchildren just as he had done with his own children many years ago.