Karl Marx in the Rosenberger Library of Judaica

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Curated by Tomas Hammerman, Monographic Cataloger in the University of Chicago Library

Karl Marx, the founder of modern communism with Friedrich Engels, was born to parents of Jewish descent. Although he was baptized when he was six years old, Marx's Jewish ancestry exerted a major influence on his work. Drawing on sources in the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica, this exhibit explores Karl Marx's complex relationship to Jews and Judaism and his writings on these subjects.

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