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"Miss Holocaust Survivor" pageant on stage in Haifa

06-29-2012 22:27 BJT

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A group of 20 women all in their seventies or older, who lived through the horrors of World War II, paraded on stage on Thursday night in Haifa as they competed to be crowned Israel’s first "Miss Holocaust Survivor."

The pageant was organised by a charity group which helps needy survivors of the the extermination program. Over 300 women from across the country had registered for the competition. It is estimated that there are 200,000 elderly holocaust survivors living in the country. While the pageant has attracted an audience of some 600, others have criticized the event as "well-intentioned but ultimately misguided."

Hava Hershkovitz, right, a Holocaust survivor and winner of a beauty pageant
is congratulated by another participant, in the northern Israeli city of
Haifa, Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Mania Herman, a Holocaust survivor participates in a beauty pageant, in
the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Holocaust survivors participate in a beauty pageant, in the northern
Israeli city of Haifa, Thursday, June 28, 2012. Fourteen women who
lived through the horrors of World War II paraded on stage Thursday
night in an unusual pageant, vying for the honor of being Israel's
first "Miss Holocaust Survivor." (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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