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Israel beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors
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Holocaust survivors walk the red carpet in Israel beauty pageant
Fourteen women who witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust took part in this year's pageant, held in the northern city of Haifa on Sunday, as they strutted to songs such as 'Pretty Woman.'
Their hair styled and make-up applied, a group of elderly women carefully take to a red carpet catwalk, waving, blowing kisses and posing for pictures to cheering crowds.

 

 

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Wearing dresses adorned with sashes, the women strut down the runway, at times assisted, for the fourth Holocaust survivors' beauty pageant, a contest in Israel honouring those who witnessed the horrors of World War Two when they were young.

 

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Sara Netanyahu with the contestants (Photo: EPA)
Sara Netanyahu with the contestants (Photo: EPA)

 

Fourteen women took part in this year's pageant, held in the northern city of Haifa on Sunday.

 

"Tonight we're letting some women who survived the Holocaust have something that was robbed from them in their youth," said David Parsons, of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, a sponsor of the Helping Hand group that organized the event. "We want to give something back to them tonight. It's for them to enjoy."

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Walking along to tunes like "Pretty Woman," the participants included German-born Malka Gorka, 73, who came to Israel in 1948 with her parents and Hungarian-born Carmela Ben Yehuda, 89, who arrived in British-run Palestine in 1945 after surviving the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp.

 

Judges crowned 75-year-old Russian-born Anna Grinis, who was two-days old when the war started, as the winner.

 


פרסום ראשון: 10.31.16, 18:12
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