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Voluntary workforce service is being transferred from Smederevo to Belgrade

01 08 1941

Article 30 – published in Novo vreme on 01.08.1941 on page 4

The article describes the alleged achievements of a so called voluntary workforce service in rebuilding Smederevo and its subsequent transfers to Belgrade. Dimitrije Ljotic is depicted as the organizer of this service and its members are praised for providing 65.000 free workhorse to rebuilding the town. Tha article claims that similar result will be achieved in Belgrade soon. 


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.