“In Estonia, 99% of people have blue eyes,” stated Hans Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Copenhagen. Blue eyes are also common in other parts of northern and eastern Europe, particularly around the Baltic Sea. Eiberg added, “In Denmark 30 years ago, only 8% of the population had brown eyes, though through immigration; today that number is about 11%. In Germany, about 75% have blue eyes.” Blue eyes are also found in southern Europe, Central Asia, South Asia, and West Asia, especially among the Jewish population of Israel. Many modern Israeli Jews are of European Ashkenazi origin, among whom this trait is common (a study taken in 1911 found that 53.7% of Ukrainian Jews had blue eyes).