Cossack identities: from Russian émigrés and anti-Soviet collaborators to displaced persons

Persian, Jayne (2018) Cossack identities: from Russian émigrés and anti-Soviet collaborators to displaced persons. Immigrants & Minorities, 36 (2). pp. 125-142. ISSN 0261-9288


Cossack displaced persons who were re-settled in Australia as part of the post-war International Refugee Organisation scheme had already survived several turbulent eras. Anti-Bolshevik Cossacks refashioned their identities in the post-Civil War period as Russian émigrés and then, during the Second World War, as anti-Soviet collaborators of the Germany Army. At war’s end these Cossacks were rounded up by the British and handed to the Soviets. This paper traces the traumatic (and opportunistic) migration trajectory of one Cossack family, who escaped forced repatriations to become ‘New Australians’.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2018 06:02
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 04:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: displaced persons, Cossacks, Russia, post-war, migration, oral history, family history
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
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Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/02619288.2018.1471856

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