There was a time less than a century ago when Jews in Germany were rounded up, shipped off to concentration camps and gassed to death. The Holocaust is an ugly historical fact about the nation, but, for the first time, a Jewish woman is one of the final 20 candidates in the Miss Germany contest.
Tamar Morali, 21, told the Jerusalem Post she understood the magnitude of her achievement.
“I see my candidacy not only as a personal achievement but as an achievement for the state of Israel and for the Jewish people in the Diaspora – that in Germany, a country with a very complex history with regard to the Jewish people, there is the first Jewish contestant for the title,” she said.
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