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Historical First for Jewish Finalist in Miss Germany Pageant? Not So Fast, Says Former Winner

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Last week, a 21-year-old German woman named Tamar Morali made headlines worldwide after she became a finalist for the Miss Germany pageant, making her the first Jewish woman ever to make it that far in the competition.

Or is she? A few days after Morali’s accomplishment was reported, Valeria Bystritskaia, who won the contest in 2011, came forward to announce that she was Jewish and that she had kept that fact secret because she was afraid anti-Semitism would hurt her chances.

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