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Why did we come to Germany?

25 02 1942

Article 27 – published in Novo vreme on 25.02.1942 on page 3

The article presents an entire letter of a Serbian worker in Germany, allegedly one Petar Predic. The letter presents a short depiction of historic events and circumstances leading to the fact that the writer has ended up in Germany as a worker, with brief description of good conditions and equality between Serbian and German workers.


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.