The genealogical tree of the Goldarbeiter family, whose daughter Lisl was chosen “Miss Universe” yesterday at the Galveston, Texas, beauty contest after she had won the title “Miss Austria,” shows that she is the offspring of Christian-Jewish intermarriages for two generations.
Her paternal grandmother was the daughter of a prominent Christian family, who embraced Judaism and married the senior Goldarbeiter. Lisl’s mother is a Christian.
The Austrian press devotes much space today to the success of the Austrian girl. It hails the event as a triumph for the republic, expressing the hope that the Galveston pageant result will make Austria more popular in the United States. Some newspapers express the opinion that the event may increase Austria’s chances for a loan.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.