Re: Ashkenazim with Oriental eyes #general
Mel, the Ashkenazi Jews with "Oriental eyes" phenomenon was around before the 1918 Red/White Russian civil war.
On my father's side, a 2nd cousin of mine once made inquiry regarding the Ryesky/Raisky family, and was asked whether they had "Khazak eyes."
My grandfather and some of his first cousins did have relatively high cheekbones and vertically elongated eyes (including his first cousin, the noted spectrographic scientist Solomon Mendelevich Raisky).
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