Jayne Persian is a historian of twentieth century Australian and international history at the University of Southern Queensland, the author of Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians (Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2017) and Co-Chief Investigator on a 2016-19 ARC Discovery Project: Displacement and Resettlement: Russian and Russian-speaking Jewish displaced persons arriving in Australia via the ‘China’ route in the wake of the Second World War.