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The delegation of Serbian workers in Germany

09 04 1942

Article 16 – published in Novo vreme on 09.04.1942 on page 3

The article relates the news of the visit of the delegation of Serbian workers to Germany. The text presents this news as a great achievement in efforts to establish supposed equality in status of Nazi Germany and occupied Serbia. The second part of the text is devoted to description of condition of Serbian workers in Germany and supposed achievements of the delegation in advancing these conditions. For added authenticity ‘’five rules’’ for Serbian workers are presented in the article.

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.