About Explweek, we’re looking at a long-standing theory that claims that Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of the Khazars. If it were true, that would make Ashkenazim offshoots of a multi-ethnic conglomerate of Turkic people who converted en masse in the eighth century in the kingdom of Khazaria.
Turns out, it’s totally false.
The Truth about Ashkenazi Jews | Unpacked – YouTube
Another good video by MythVision on this topic features Dr. Alexander Beider: