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Changes in regulation on mandatory work

05 08 1942

Article 5 – published in Novo vreme on 05.08.1942 on page 3

The article presents changes in regulation on mandatory work. The first change deals with males age 17 to 55 who defied article one of this regulation – they will be punished by forced labor from three months to one year on territory of occupied Sebia. The second change deals with those unfit for work, such as males above 55 or women that defied the same article – they will be punished by prison term of three months to one year.

Articles presented in “Historical Newspapers” category are from historic newspapers printed in Belgrade from 1941 till 1944. Most of the articles¬† have been printed in Novo vreme – New Times magazine. This magazine has been printed by collaborationist government and thus reflects propagandistic and positive attitudes towards Third Reich and labor issues including the forced and voluntary labor. A whole range of themes covered in articles present the complexity of forced labor in that time and a huge effort by collaborationist government and the media supporting it to present labor issue in a way suitable for Third Reich and its goal of acquiring sufficient number of workers from Serbia in one way or another.