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The life of Serbian workers in Dresden

04 04 1942

Article 14 – published in Novo vreme on 04.04.1942 on page 3

The article is supposedly written by a Serbian worker working in Dresden, one Petar Predic a factory worker. He describes in some detail the work and life of Serbian workers working with him in Dresden. He presents in most favorable way the organization and conditions of work and life in Germany with many details for added authenticity.  

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.