The Thirteenth Tribe is a book that attempts to explain the origins of Eastern Europe’s Jewish population,largely decimated by the Nazi onslaught during the. Jewish author, Arthur Koestler has published a page book titled THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE which proves the Eastern European Jews are NOT related to. The Thirteenth Tribe has ratings and 55 reviews. Issa said: ***Kendisi Budapeşte Yahudisi olan ünlü düşünür Arthur Koestler’in bu araştırması üzerindeki.

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Although interesting at the time it was written, subsequent research has disproved the thesis of the book. Radical Religion in America: Consider for 13fh moment the history of European and Central Asian migration and warfare in the last 5, years.

His early career was in journalism. Rejecting both, they converted to Judaism. Book Reviews of The Thirteenth Tribe. Jews were mintmasters, royal treasurers, tax collectors, and money lenders. Unfortunately, koesttler material from the book has been and continues to be used by anti-Semites and anti-Israel groups and individuals to further their arguments. In retired U. Want to Read saving…. For further reading, maybe a little more unbiased, you may read the wiki articles: He produces a large body of meticulously detailed research in support of a theory that sounds all the more convincing for the restraint with which it is advanced.

At the time it was written, the thesis of The Thirteenth Tribe was justified by the facts then available. He then proved that by these “Jews” had a stranglehold on American politics, on Banking and Credit, on all sources of news, on the entertainment industry, on America’s education system, and that they were the predominant race as judges, lawyers, doctors, and in organized crime.

In fact there is no evidence.


The Thirteenth Tribe

Even if you have no desire to read about the Khazarian Hypothesis as an origin of Ashkenazi Jews, this is a huge draw for any history buff. It acted as a koetler protecting Byzantium against invasions by the lusty barbarian tribesmen of the northern steppes— Bulga Arthur Koestler is a magnificent journalist.

I’ve seensome rather vituperative attacks on Jews claiming support from the fact thatthey, the Jews, stem from a putative race of Khazar barbarians who weredestructive rather than constructive and essentially parasitic on theEuropean communities and groups they came into contact with in EasternEurope.

Israeli’s right to exist Koestler suggests that two factors were responsible for the failure of the Khazar state: Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Koestler became a British citizen, and all his books since have been written in English, He now lives in London. To the general reader the Khazars, who flourished from the 7th kiestler 11th century, may seem remote today.

I was struck quite dumb 1th several minutes when I saw Koestler’s book in the history section.

However, the evidence he does present, for instance coroborating evidence of a conversion to Judaism and a north and westward migration of the Khazars should not be ignored. I found this book riveting and informative. The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century SkepticMichael Scammell writes that Koestler’s theory “was almost entirely hypothetical and based on the slenderest of circumstantial evidence”, [3] and takes the book as evidence that Koestler’s brain “was starting to fail him”.

That is as far as the known facts can take one.

The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage by Arthur Koestler

Complicating the matter is the suspicion that the Khazar conversion may not have been a afthur one, thereby raising further questions re: Beverley writes “When The Thirteenth Tribe was released, the academic critique of its research was prompt, public, and generally negative”, [18] and Evan Goldstein states that it was “savaged by critics”.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Koestler asserts that the Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of the ancient Khazars, a non-Semitic group of converts to Judaism. Koestler was actually a Zionist, adthur was not attempting to use this hypothesis to claim that Ashkenazi Jews didn’t deserve Israel.

It is unlikely that the Khazars cease to exist, instead, a fribe likely scenario is presented by Koestler. Koestlee addition to the information on history of religious faiths, I learned very interesting facts about my ancestors well at least a section of them ; such as being ruled by a Kagan Hakan a spiritual-wise leader and Beg a governor-leader at the same time names still used prominently at those European geographic areas.

For while I do agree that being descendants Wow. Those same Slavic tribes, though, had been earlier vassals to the Khazar Empire. During Crusades whole families and towns of Jews committed suicide rather than accept Christianity.

The Thirteenth Tribe

Anyone opposing the increasing Jewish control of the nations was immediately branded “anti-Semitic;” and Jewish dominated Seminaries taught new ministers to quote Genesis Although Koestler fell short of proving his thesis outright, he does make a convincing argument for further investigation.

Or are they Mongol and Hun infiltrators of Christendom? Ford further proved that these Jews, using all sorts of crimes while under the cloak of being the Chosen People of the Bible, were rapidly taking economic and political control of America.

It acted trjbe a buffer protecting Byzantium against invasions by the lusty barbarian tribesmen of the northern steppes— Bulgars, Magyars, Pechenegs, etc.