Hermann Kaiser.
Born in 1885, secondary school teacher Hermann Kaiser is recalled as an army reserve officer when the war begins. In 1940, he is transferred as a captain to the Army High Command, where he serves on the staff of the Commander of the Reserve Army, Friedrich Fromm, and maintains the war diary. Here he makes contact with the opposition around Ludwig Beck and Carl Goerdeler. In his personal writings, Kaiser documents many of the conspirators’ meetings and discussions. He volunteers to assume the position of a state secretary in the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs after the coup. He is also slated to become liaison officer in military district XII (Wiesbaden). After the failure of the assassination attempt of July 20, 1944, Kaiser and his two brothers are arrested. Hermann Kaiser is sentenced to death by the ”People’s Court” on January 17, 1945, and murdered in Plötzensee on January 23, 1945.
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