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

  • Brussels
  • Belgium Exile

Belgian Exile

1 February 1845, afternoon -- Karl Marx leaves Paris, accompanied by Heinrich Bürgers. Who would record his memories of the journey some 30 years later, and tailed by an informant from the immigration authorities who would report to the Brussels security chief on 14 February.