Reinhold Hermann was involved in the workers’ resistance against the Nazis and a member of the Saefkow-Jacob-Bästlein group in 1943/44. Born on 10 November 1885, the son of a mechanic, he trained to be a printer and worked as such for some years. In 1918 he became a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in Berlin and a board member of the German book-printers’ association. From 1917 he was chairperson of the Hempel staff committee in the book trade enterprise Müller & Sohn. His last job was printing the Nazi newspaper “Völkischer Beobachter”. He and his wife Emma hosted illegal meetings in their apartment in Weser Strasse and helped make pamphlets with other members of the resistance group who lived in the same area. On 24 July 1944 Reinhold Hermann was arrested and taken to Bayreuth before trial, charged with planning high treason. He died in the Creussen prison subcamp on 29 April 1945 as a result of injuries sustained during transport and in jail.