Re: Pogroms and rape #general

Sandy Bass-Cors <sandy@...>

I was interested in your posting. I had my DNA done and it came up with
some interesting mixes. But, there are many articles that have been
written that state that Jewish men who went to Europe (many in the
Marseille area) on extended stays married local gentile women who then
converted to Judaism. That would explain the fair haired Jews too.

Chaim Freedman wrote:

I am looking for sources about the attitude of Jewish communities to
children born to Jewish mothers who were raped during pogroms, such as
the Chemelnitsky massacres during the 17th century. This has
genealogical relevance to the prevalence of typically non-Jewish Y
chromosome markers amongst Ashkenazi Jewry.

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