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New Year’s greetings for Serbian workers in Germany: radio speech of assistant minister for social policies

16 01 1942

Article 20 – published in Novo vreme on 16.01.1942 on page 3

The article quotes an entire radio speech of an assistant minister in the collaborationist administration of occupied Serbia, one Djuro Kotur. The article specifically details the date of the speech as a day  of ‘’Serbian New 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.