Milan Nedic’s Quisling Regime and Forced Labor in Serbia from 1941 to 1944

Obradović, Marija and Novaković, Nada (2019) Milan Nedic’s Quisling Regime and Forced Labor in Serbia from 1941 to 1944. E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 8 (3). pp. 85-113. ISSN 2280-4056

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Purpose – The study aim is an analyze of the war crimes of forced labour as a part of the German war economy, especially in Serbia under the Milan Nedic's quisling regimes in the period from 1941 to 1944, on the ground of approach of historiography using the model of scientific description. Design / methodology / approach – An inpretative historical reconstruction of the war crimes involving the forced mobilization of civilian labour from the occupied population for engagement in the German war economy on the territory of the Reich as well as on the territory of occupied Serbia carried out by Nedic's quisling administration. Findings – The main military –political goal of the establishment of Milan Nedic's quisling regime by the German occupation system during the Second World War was the exploatation of Serbia's entire economic resources, industry, energy resources and manpower for the requirements of Nazi German’s war industry. Research limitations/ implications – The research is a contribution in the field of the historical evidence that challenge revisionist naratives which deny the quisling nature of Nedic's administration in Serbia during the Second World War. Originality / value – Result of this research is establishment of historical facts that the forced exploatation of manpower was an integral part of Germany’s occupation of Serbia. The apparatus of Nedic's quisling administration in occupied Serbia was included in the policy of the “total mobilization“ manpower for the German war economy with the goal of contributing to the Nazi war effort. His administration was a direct participant in the implementation of the measures enforced by Germany's occupation system in Serbia during the Second World War, including those which reffered to forced labour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: forced labour, The Second World War, war crimes, Serbia, Milan Nedic's quisling regimes
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 09:18
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 09:18

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