Karl Marx 1818-1883. Stations of a life
5th May until 21st October 2018.
With the exhibition “Stations of a Life”, the City Museum Simeonstift in Trier retraces the eventful life of Karl Marx which had its beginnings in Trier in 1818. The tour follows his journey through life from Marx’s childhood and youth in Trier, through to his studies and his earliest professional experiences, until exile in London where he spent more than half of his life, and where he died in 1883.
Important developments and turning points are illustrated through the exhibition “Stations of a Life”. What roles did Trier, Paris and London play in the lives of Marx and his family? Who and what left their mark on the young philosopher? What did he think of his admirers and his critics?
Contemporary documents and personal accounts of his life, on an exhibition space of almost 600m², serve as a basis for these and many more questions, shed light on the life of Karl Marx, and paint a living picture of the man behind the icon.