Beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors
When most people imagine a beauty pageant, they conjure up images of tanned young women in bikinis and high heels.
Not so the organizers of Thursday’s Yad Ezer L’Haver beauty pageant, which seeks to crown the most beautiful Holocaust survivor in Israel. The Israeli charitable association, which on Monday publicized its unprecedented pageant for survivors, usually focuses on providing food and other services to needy Israelis. (Its name translates as “A Helping Hand to a Friend.”)
Some 65 women entered an earlier phase of the contest, and Thursday’s event will feature the 14 finalists vying for the titles of Pageant Winner, Miss Congeniality, and Audience Favorite.
The contestants, all Holocaust survivors aged between 78 and 92, will strut down the catwalk.
Beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors | The Times of Israel