Statement for Serbian workers who travel to Germany to work
30 01 1942
Article 25 – published in Novo vreme on 23.01.1942 on page 5
The article states that the German commission for employment attached to Belgrade stock market is resuming working after Christmas holidays. Article states that the similar offices operate in 11 other Serbian towns and details information that might be of inters to potential workers emphasizing the equal status of Serbian workers with German workers. The article states that quota for money transfer to Serbia has been increased to 2000 dinars in December and that since September 20,000.000 dinars of ‘’workers’ money’’ has been sent to 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.