Monday, June 7, 2010
Karl Marx Tomb
Karl Marx died at 2.30pm on 14 March - in 1883, although that's not particularly important, as it's the time and the day that counts. Each year, on that day and at that time, the Marx Memorial Library stages a simple commemoration, as it has been doing for 70 years now, at the family grave in High Gate cemetery. A small crowd gathers, perhaps 30 people, usually including a couple of ambassadors from what used to be broadly called socialist countries, a speech is made on behalf of the library, flowers are laid at the foot of the monument, people chat and then disperse.