“In Estonia, 99% of people have blue eyes,” stated Hans Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Copenhagen.[40] 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.”[40] Blue eyes are also found in southern Europe, Central Asia, South Asia, and West Asia, especially among the Jewish population of Israel.[41][42][43] 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).[44][45]