International Symposium “Forced Labour in Serbia 1941-1944: Historical Contextualization and Topography of Remembrance”, was held on Friday, October 20th, at the gallery of the Jewish Community of Belgrade. The symposium has brought together international historians and experts in the field of history and forced labour during the Second World War. The aim of this event was to shed light on the period during which slave labour, which often resulted in the death of the prisoners, was an integral part of the economic policy of the Third Reich and its allies

In addition to a general reflection on the issue of forced labour in Serbia in the period 1941 - 1944, the panellists from Serbia and abroad have discussed the role of collaborators, the Holocaust, forced labourers from Serbia and Yugoslavia in Germany and Norway, their repatriation, Sajmiste concentration camp and Todt organization in Belgrade. The symposium also included presentation of the work of the Voestalpine Museum from Linz,which hosts a permanent exhibition dedicated to forced labour, as well as the project “Forced Labour 1939-1945, Memory and History” which, in addition to historical data, offers a rich archive of interviews with survivors, and educational materials for high schools.


Milan Ristović

(University of Belgrade);

Marija Obradović

(Institute for Recent History of Serbia);

Zoran Janjetović

(Institute for Contemporary History of Serbia);

Christa Kochendorfer

(Voestalpinemuseum, Linz);

Verena Lucia Nägel

(FreieUniversität Berlin);

Milan Koljanin

(Institute for Contemporary History of Serbia);

Sanela Schmid

(Humboldt-Universität, Berlin);

Tomislav Dulić

(Institute Hugo Valentine, University of Uppsala);

Thomas Porena

(Humboldt-Universität, Berlin);

Milovan Pisarri


Nikola Radić Lucati