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Serbian workers at a party in Berlin

02 06 1942

Article 13 – published in Novo vreme on 02.06.1942 on page 3

The article describes a party organized by the Nazi organization Strength and joy for foreign workers in Berlin. The article describes party program in some detail with musical pieces performed and theatrical sketches performed for the audience listed. Serbian workers were depicted in the best possible way and for added authenticity statements of supposedly present actual workers are quoted.

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.