Selections of Works by Karl Marx

In 1979, Ludwig Rosenberger gave his 25,000 volume collection of Judaica to the University of Chicago. Mr. Rosenberger's collection emphasizes Jewish social and political as well as religious works, with a strong representation of European, American, and Zionist writings. Karl Marx's intellectual biography, combined with his social influence, impact on the academic world, and Jewish background were of significant interest to Rosenberger. The majority of items in this exhibition are first or early editions of Marx's work, and represent only a small fraction of the Marx-Engels collection housed in the Rosenberger Library.