Headstone of Karl Marx’s London grave vandalized

Marx was born to a Jewish family but used antisemitic language in his writings about Jews.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
February 6, 2019 05:40
Karl Marx

Karl Marx. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The tomb of Karl Marx at London’s Highgate cemetery was severely vandalized.

Parts of the marble plaque standing over the 19th-century gravestone of the radical left-wing philosopher were chiseled off. There are no suspects.

Marx was born to a Jewish family but used antisemitic language in his writings about Jews.

Ian Dungavell, the chief executive of the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust, condemned the attack as “an appalling thing to do” and a “particularly inarticulate form of political comment,” warning that the tomb would be permanently scarred, The Guardian reported.


Dungavell said no other graves at the cemetery had been damaged in the attack.

“We think it was deliberately targeted against Karl Marx. It was not random,” he told The Guardian. “You can see from the photograph that the person has really done their best to obliterate Karl Marx’s name.”

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A man looks at a fallen tombstone at Jewish cemetery in Malakhovka, some 25 km east from Moscow
May 22, 2019
Jewish woman murdered by shuttle driver in Russia

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF