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Franz Neuhausen and the Economic Policy of Nazi Germany in Serbia

Author(s): Dragan Aleksić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Franz Neuhausen; economy politics; World War Two; Serbia; Third Reich

Summary/Abstract: The career of Franz Neuhausen followed the course of the Nazi regime. As economic representative of German companies in Yugoslavia he joined the Nazi Party immediately after its accession to power in Germany in 1933 and was immediately saddled with the task of gathering and politically organizing the Germans in Yugoslavia along the Party lines. His acquaintance with Hermann Göring, one of the most important people in the hierarchy of the Nazi Party and state structure of the Third Reich, was decisive for his obtaining the most important economic and political tasks in German representations in Yugoslavia. Personal connection with Göring enabled him to wield larger infl uence both in German circles in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and later on in the occupied Serbia, than his nominal position entitled him to. During the occupation he was appointed leader of the representation of the Four Year Plan of German economy, and from that post he directed the ruthless economic exploitation of Serbian economy. As a typical representative of the Nazi Party structures, he fulfi lled tasks on the basis of his personal subordination to Göring. Therefore, his infl uence could last as long the infl uence of his protector lasted.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 301-318
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian