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Harsh measures against those who don’t follow orders: Those who did not remove snow in front of their homes are sent immediately to forced labor

15 02 1942

Article 19 – published in Novo vreme on 15.02.1942 on page 5

The article conveys the news on punishment of those who did not follow orders for snow removal in front of homes and businesses in Belgrade. A picture is added for supreme authenticity as well as many details in the text. 30 days of prison and forced labor has been an immediate sentence for 180 people and the article describe several times the fact that even some rich citizens have been punished and are now removing the snow in a specific street in their nice clothes making the spectacle for passersby.

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.