By Jits van Straten

Where do East eu Jews – approximately ninety percentage of Ashkenazi Jewry – descend from? This e-book conveys new insights right into a century-old controversy. Jits van Straten argues that there's no proof for the most typical assumption that German Jews fled en masse to jap Europe to represent East ecu Jewry. facing one other a lot debated thought, van Straten issues to the truth that there's no solution to determine the descendants of the Khazars within the Ashkenazi inhabitants. utilizing a multidisciplinary technique, the writer attracts seriously on demographic findings that are important to guage the conclusions of contemporary DNA learn. eventually, it is strongly recommended that East ecu Jews are quite often descendants of Ukrainians and Belarussians.

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