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Scenes From The First "Miss Holocaust Survivor" Pageant

Twenty female Holocaust survivors participated in a beauty pageant in Haifa, Israel. Some criticized the event for being “trivial,” but as far as the photos show, the participants appear to have enjoyed themselves.

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The 20 women who competed were between 74 and 90 years old.

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Chava Hershkovitz, 78, getting her makeup done.

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Hershovitz during the pageant.

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Estee Lieber, 74, and Jenia Schwartzbart, 89, dancing.

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Lieber.

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Bracha Lahis, 82, talks to her makeup artist.

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Schwartzbart getting her makeup done.

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All the contestants lined up.

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Mania Herman, 79, has written three books about the Holocaust.

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Contestants all shared personal stories.

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Hershkovitz was crowned winner of the pageant.

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