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What does the life of young man in the camp of volonter work force in Smederevo looks like

26 06 1942

Article 28 – published in Novo vreme on 26.06.1942 on page 5

The article presents in some detail conditions and activities in camp of volonter work force in Smederevo. Around 250 young men how live in the camp perform different work tasks, but article centers around the visit of special commissioner for rebuilding of Smederevo Dimitrije Ljotic. The article quotes extensively from his speech given at the camp and present the camp and activities of its inhabitants as patriotic and very useful for Smederevo and whole Serbia.


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.