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
  • Neighbourhood with Hess and Engels

Jenny Marx, writing in her memoir: Kurze Umrisse eines bewegten Lebens (“Brief Outlines of a Turbulente Life”)

“In May we moved into a little house in Rue de l’Alliance, which we rented from Dr Breyer. Hardly had we settled down when we were followed by Engels. Heinrich Bürgers, who had already visited us in Paris with his friend Dr Roland Daniels, was also there. Shortly afterwards Hess arrived with his wife, and a certain Sebastian Seiler joined the small German circle.”