Serbia In The German’s „new Order“ 1941–1942 Cover Image

Srbija u nemačkom ’novom poretku’ 1941-1942
Serbia In The German’s „new Order“ 1941–1942

Author(s): Milan Koljanin
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: Yugoslavia; World War II; Serbs; Serbia; Germany; New order; occupation

Summary/Abstract: After the Hitler’s seizure of power, ideology and principles of the Nationalsocialism received much impoertnant place and steadilly, concept of the „New Order“ was deveolped. In light of that foreign policy approach, Yugoslavia was treated as a part of the Versilles system. Oponents of that system, questiuoned its existance as the New Order became main Germany’s strategy. Some of the Gertman-Italian talks in 1940, already analyzed the postion of the Serbia and Serbian people in that light. After the Coup d’ Etat on 27th of March 1941, a negative trend of events for Yugoslavia became obvious. After the defeat Yugoslavia was split between the Axis powers and their Balkan Allies. Position of the Serbs and occupied Serbia in the „New Order“ was outlined by the Nazi ideological projections, and plans of the rebilidung of the Europe, formed on the new hierarachy of the nations and states. This perception was mainly negative for the occuoied Serbia, and this postion and perception even deteoriated after the uprisinig in 1941. Huge German military efforts to crush the uprising in autumn 1941, produced the situation where a pure existance of the Serbian nation was under question. Those efforts included massiv reprisals, internation of the population in concentration camps, and even plans of resetlement of the whole Serbia’s population, and dividing the territory between the the Third recih allies in Southeastern Europe. After the crush of the Serbian resistance and with the changes in occupation and security apparatsu, postion of the Serbia in „New Order“ was stabilised, and mainly remained unchanged until the end the defeat and retreta of the German forces form the Serbia in late 1944.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 67-85
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Serbian