Marica Karakaš Obradov, „IZBJEGLI SRBI POZDRAVLJAJU FEDERALNU HRVATSKU“. POVRATAK SRBA U HRVATSKU NAKON DRUGOGA SVJETSKOGA RATA I NOVI SUŽIVOT
U radu se na temelju neobjavljenog i objavljenog arhivskog gradiva te literature obrađuje tema povratka iseljenih, izbjeglih i protjeranih Srba tijekom Drugoga svjetskoga rata na hrvatsko područje. Povratak su pratili različiti problemi: od tehničkih preko socijalnih do političkih, a nova jugoslavenska vlasti ih je rješavala, s manje ili više uspjeha, uvijek u skladu sa svojim političkim i ideološkim potrebama. Tema obrađuje razdoblje od 1944. do oko 1947. godine, kada se povratak, objedinjen s provođenjem kolonizacije, gotovo u potpunosti završava.
Marica Karakaš Obradov, „SERB REFUGEES WELCOMING THE FEDERAL CROATIA“. THE REPATRIATION OF SERBS TO CROATIA AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE NEW COEXISTENCE
After the World War II, the important task of the new Yugoslav state was repatriation. External repatriation involved the return of Yugoslav nationals from abroad, especially concentration camps detainees, forced labourers, and war prisoners. Internal repatriation involved emigrants, refugees, and expelled persons who had to leave their estates during the war, but remained within the borders of the pre-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Those were the people who were forced to leave because of the military occupation and annexation of the Yugoslav territory by the German Reich, the Kingdom of Italy, Bulgaria and Hungary, and also due to the activities of various domestic military and guerrilla groups. Among them there were many Serbs, local Orthodox population, civil servants of the monarchist Yugoslavia and colonised Salonica Front volunteers, who had left the Independent State of Croatia (ISC) and found refuge and a stronghold in Serbia. The estimated number of Serbs from the ISC in Serbia range between 200,000 and 400,000. Some of these people returned during the war, the major number of them returned after war, and some remained in the territory of Serbia. The problems related to the return, apart from the technical difficulties, such as transport and material-social problems, were related to a different political and ideological inclination of the returnees, which led to conflicts in their old / new environment not only with the Croat population which was in majority but also with the rest of the Serbs who had remained or returned earlier. The new authorities, to a large extent, viewed returnees, especially Orthodox priests, as propagators of chauvinism and „Greater Serbian“ ideas, which in some cases was mere labelling of political opponents.