The beginnings of klezmer music are lost in the fog of history. Some musical historians place the origin of this music at the turn of the 18th to 19th century, while others consider the moment of the birth of klezmer at the turn of the 17th to 18th century in the parts of eastern Europe most densely populated by Jews (in present-day Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine and Romania) . However, we know that klezmer was played as well from Latvia, Russia, Hungary, Serbia and Croatia to Greece and Turkey. There is written evidence that klezmer players were in Slovakia too, especially in Bratislava. It can also be reasonably assumed that klezmer was played in eastern Slovakia and Ruthenia (Karl Benyovszky, Pictures of Pressburg ghetto).