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Over 2000 workers from Kragujevac are employed in Germany

20 03 1942

Article 23 – published in Novo vreme on 20.03.1942 on page 3

The article details the news of allegedly over 2000 workers from Serbian town of Kragujevac who are employed in Germany. It reiterates the supposition that Serbian workers have the same treatment as German workers and for added authenticity tells the story of workers who are in Kragujevac on holidays and are looking forward to returning to Germany to continue working. Some alleged hard figures are also presented by quoting the anonymous representative of office for employment in Germany who claims that each days between 80 to 100 workers from Kragujevac go to Germany to work. He also states that feed back from German employers that Serbian workers are very good and that among them workers from Krgujevac specially excel.


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.