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View to Room 13

View to Room 13:
Turning Point 1848

View to Room 22: Division of Europe

View to Room 22:
Division of Europe

Exhibition Karl Marx (1818-1883) - Life - Work - Impact up to the present date

Room 02:
Building History
On the ground floor the eventful history of the baroque residential house from the subject of bitter dispute as a political symbol up to the modern day museum can be seen.

Room 03:
Karl Marx - Militant and Controversial
This room shows an object hanging in the centre onto which well known quotes from Marx and also critical utterances about him are projected.

Room 11:
The Young Marx
Here you will find informations about his roots, youth and education as well as his early bonding with Jenny von Westphalen.

Room 12:
Political Publicist and Philosopher
This room shows the young journalist and political philosopher and the beginning of a lifelong friendship with Friedrich Engels.

Room 13:
Turning Point 1848
The revolution of 1848 was of great importance which was followed by a life in exile for Karl Marx. In this room we show you an electronic book of the Communist Manifest in various languages.

Room 14:
Exiled Life
This room gives an impression of his life with his family in London and of his daughters and their private situation.

Room 15:
Political Economy - A lifelong Theme
Here you will find further information about the great universal scholar, journalist and author of his comprehensive major work, Capital. The first volume did not appear until 1867. Volumes 2 and 3 were not published until after his death.

Room 16:
Karl Marx and the Labour Movement
In this room we show you the relationship of Karl Marx and the labour movement. An object clearly shows the climax of his second and last active political phase within the International Workingmen's Association (Internationale Arbeiter-Assoziation / IAA).

Room 17:
Friedrich Engels and Marxism
This room gives you an impression of the decade after Marx' death and points out the importance of Friedrich Engels for the early Marxism.

Through the open hallway, wherein you can see several names of intellectuals which were influenced for their entire lives or maybe periodically by Marx and his ideas, you can reach the second floor.

Room 21:
Labour Movement Splits Up
In this room you can see the impact of Marx's ideas. Central themes are the splitting of the labour movement during the First World War and in the wake of the Russian Revolution as well as the contrast between communists and social democrats.

Room 22:
Division of Europe
This room describes the splitting of Europe after the Second World War with its symbolic Berlin wall all the way through to the overcoming of this division in 1989.

Room 23:
The ideas of Karl Marx Used Around the World
In this last room the view is focused on the world-wide utilization of the ideas of Karl Marx with the help of a world map object which is lowered into the floor.

With the breakdown of the state socialism in Middle- and Easteurope and the transformation of the Asiatic communism in partly capitalistic development dictatorship, the influence of Karl Marx does not end.