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Однос немачког окупатора према домаћим сарадницима у Србији 1941–1944.
The Attitude of German Occupiers toward Local Collaborators in Serbia 1941–1944

Author(s): Ljubinka Škodrić
Subject(s): Civil Society, Governance, Political history, Government/Political systems, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: The Second World War; occupation; German authorities; collaboration; ideology;
Summary/Abstract: The defeat in the April War, the break-up of the Yugoslav state and the genocide against the Serbian people were the facts the occupied Serbian society had to face already in the first months of occupation. Realizing the difficulty of the situation, the collaborationists strove to improve it by aiding and supporting the occupiers, believing they would by and by recognize that cooperativeness and reward it by improving the situation of the Serbian people in the German system of the „New Order”. However, in the plans of the Third Reich, there was no place for such opinions. The occupied territory was interesting for them only inasmuch it needed as small forces as possible to keep peace and order in it, with the aim of exploiting it as thoroughly as possible. In that context, although local government was set up to help them run the administration, a complex occupying apparatus was also put in place which interfered drastically with the functioning of the local organs, exercising strict surveillance and control over them. Mistrust of local population, regardless of the degree of collaboration remained the lasting trait of the German occupying apparatus in Serbia.

  • Page Range: 82-94
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Serbian