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
  • The Workers’ Educational Association

The Workers’ Educational Association of Brussels

Brussels, autumn 1847. -- Marx and Engels have set up the Brussels German Workers’ Educational Association based on the London model. On Sundays, before people enjoy their free time, Wilhelm Wolff gives an overview of the political events of the day, which, “in particular, duly castigated the pettiness and meanness of the rulers and subjects”; sometimes Jenny Marx gets up, sings and recites poetry.

Lectures are held on Wednesday, many given by Marx, often about economics.