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Octogenarian Crowned Israel’s ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’

A Romania-born woman who immigrated to Israel won the third annual Miss Holocaust Survivors Beauty Pageant in Haifa. Rita Berkowitz, 83, was chosen among the 16 European natives who participated in the contest on Tuesday. She came to Israel in 1951.

Hairdressers and makeup artists primped and pampered the contestants before they took to the runway. The participants shared their personal stories of survival with the audience.

Berkowitz is the mother of one, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of five, according to Reuters.

Read more at The Times Of Israel.

 

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