Book highlight from “Zero Point Ukraine” by Olena Stiazhkina
Part 1 of “Zero Point Ukraine” highlight from the chapter entitled “Unexpected outcome” considered the myth of the “Great Patriotic War” as the starting point for the new Russian empire. Part 2 focused on Ukrainian resistance as the continuation of the national liberation struggle. Part 3 outlined the new international situation after WWII. Part 4 addresses the issues of new and existing Ukrainian diasporas in post-war period. If you continue visiting our Blog Page you’ll be able to read the concluding part of the highlight.
New Ukrainian diasporas across the world
As a result of World War II, over 250,000 people from Austria and Germany, who found themselves outside Soviet borders in the late 1940s and early 1950s, settled in different states and continents. “In this way new Ukrainian communities emerged in Australia, Tunisia (Beni M’Tir), Venezuela, and existing settlements in the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay were reinforced. Nearly 50,000 Ukrainians stayed in Europe, creating a new powerful Ukrainian community in Great Britain and reinforcing the communities formed between the wars in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.”<