From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Constitution of the German Reich (, usually known as the Weimar Constitution (Weimarer Verfassung) was the constitution that governed the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). The constitution technically remained in effect throughout the existence of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945. Gerhard Anschütz (1867–1948), a noted German teacher of constitutional law, was the leading commentator of the Weimar Constitution.
The constitution's title was the same as the Constitution of the German Empire that preceded it. The German state's official name was Deutsches Reich until the adoption of the 1949 constitution.