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Chetniks work and replace their brothers who were captured in war

04 08 1942

Article 4 – published in Novo vreme on 04.08.1942 on page 3

The article describes activities of Chetnik movement units participating in field agricultural works thus helping local population where many able bodied man have been held in Germany as prisoners of war. Article describes in some detail relations between local population and chetniks trying to present to readers the supposed gratitude population expressed for the ”voluntary” work chetniks performed on their fields.

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.