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How do Serbian workers in Germany live

24 06 1942

Article 26 – published in Novo vreme on 24.06.1942 on page 3

The article quotes in entirety a length letter that was supposedly written by a Serbian worker in Germany. While the first part of he letter depicts great working conditions in Germany and equality of Serbian and German wokrers,,the entire second part of the letter is, oddly enough, devoted to the description of relation between Serbian workers and German women in general.


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.