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
  • Friendship with Friedrich Engels

Paris, August 1844, Cafè de la Regence.

Among the thousand or so coffee houses in Paris, this is one of the best and most famous.

The old refuge for Voltaire and Diderot, Rousseau, Napoleon Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin.

And it was the place for any self-respecting chess player.