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

  • Paris
  • Vorwärts!

At the beginning of May, Emmanuel Macron walked towards thousands of supporters – playing only the European anthem – after winning the election against Marine Le Pen of the Front National. Refugees and asylum seekers, France’s role in Europe, and the European Union itself were election campaign issues. Identity, sovereignty, how much isolation and how much openness to markets and people – and to which ones. The 130 victims of the IS attack on the Bataclan in 2015 are still in people’s minds. The state of emergency in place since the attack will only be lifted in November.