Dietrich Orlow

Dietrich Orlow

Dietrich Orlow is professor of history at Boston University.

Weimar Prussia, 1925–1933

The Illusion of Strength

With the development of a strong parliamentary system, Orlow shows how close Prussia came to realizing its goal of lasting democracy for the entire Reich, and how far it fell when the Nazis took power.

Weimar Prussia, 1918–1925

The Unlikely Rock of Democracy

Orlow demonstrates that the success of parliamentary democracy in Prussia during the Weimar Republic found its roots in the strength of national unity developed during the nineteenth century, and the work of Catholics, Social Democrats, and Liberals during the time of Republic.