Serbian workers from Germany congratulate general Nedic for cleansing communist pestilence from Serbia
11 12 1942
Article 18 – published in Novo vreme on 11.12.1942 on page 3
The article states that besides many letters coming from Serbian prisoners of war in Germany one letter from workers in Germany has also arrived for general Nedic (the head of collaborationist administration in occupied Serbia) congratulating him on a success in fighting communism in Serbia. The article then quotes the entire letter and present one name of supposed 27 signed workers – one Blagoje Stanojevic from Sremcica.
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.