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”Strength and joy” for foreign workers in Berlin

13 11 1942

Article 12 – published in Novo vreme on 13.11.1942 on page 3

The article supposedly written by the reporter in Berlin relates activities of Nazi organization ”Strength and joy” that have had aimed at providing leisure for German workers in the pre-war time. Now this organization supposedly provides leisure time for foreign workers in Berlin area. The article describes in some details musical concert and the beautiful hall in which it was held for foreign workers and relates some of the emotions Serbian workers expressed after this event.

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.