Was Karl Marx Jewish?

Karl Marx

Well, to make a long story short, Karl Marx was Jewish!

Since Karl Marx's mother was Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father was not Jewish.

Karl Marx (whose full birth name was Karl Heinrich Marx) was born on 5 May 1818 in Trier, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation. Karl Marx passed away on 14 March 1883 (aged 64).

Marx's work in economics laid the basis for the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and has influenced much of subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894).

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