“Producers, Consumers and Consequences of Forced Labour – Serbia 1941 – 1944”

Todt Organisation camp inmates, Belgrade, summer 1943 (Archive of Yugoslavia)

Founded in late 2014, the Center for Holocaust Research and Education is seeking to actively contribute to the factual interpretation of the Holocaust in Serbia as well as the ways its legacy still influences the society in Serbia and the region. The center aims to serve as a platform for independent research of historical sources, encompassing the entire scope of factors influencing the victims’ communities, the German occupation, Serbian state and society, in all their defining aspects – economic, military, ideological, religious and cultural.

The project “Producers, Consumers and Consequences of Forced Labour – Serbia 1941 – 1944” aims to illuminate some important aspects of the period 1941 – 1944, when Serbia under German occupation was at the same time a producer and a consumer of forced labour. The project team intends to advance the basic knowledge and understanding of the subject – apparently lacking in Serbia – through accessible and engaging formats: the first website focused on wartime labour in Serbia, with project thesis, research findings, documents and educational materials for teachers.

 

Website: http://cieh-chre.org/en

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Jews from Belgrade, forced to clear the city from the rubble caused by the German bombing in April 1941 (Jewish Historical Museum, Belgrade)

 

Todt Organisation camp inmates, Belgrade, summer 1943 (Archive of Yugoslavia)
Organizations that will appear on the exhibition: Center for Holocaust Research and Education (CHRE)