Dietrich Orlow

Professor Emeritus of History

B.A., Ohio University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Modern European history, history of modern Germany, comparative history of Fascism, comparative history of European Socialism

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Orlow has authored several books dealing with the history of modern Germany. They include A History of the Nazi Party (1969, 1973) [2 volumes], Weimar Prussia, 1918-1933 (1986, 1991) [2 volumes], A History of Modern Germany, 1871-Present (1987, 4th ed. 1999), and Common Destiny: A Comparative History of the Dutch, French, and German Social Democratic Parties, 1945-1969 (1999). He has also written a large number of articles for American, German, and Dutch journals. Professor Orlow taught at Boston University from 1971 to 2002 and was also a visiting professor at the Universities of Hamburg in Germany and Amsterdam in The Netherlands. In recent years Professor Orlow focused his research activities on aspects of the comparative history of contemporary Europe.

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