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Holocaust survivors get pampering, makeovers ahead of remembrance day

Group of 70 ‘beauty heroines’ treated to manicuring, hair-styling, and makeup before Israel’s 70th birthday to give them ‘honor and respect’

  • Holocaust survivor Leah Grinberg, 80, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/ Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivor Leah Grinberg, 80, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/ Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivor Hannah Beker, 79, gets her makeup ready during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivor Hannah Beker, 79, gets her makeup ready during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivor Hannah Beker, 79, has fingernail polish applied during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivor Hannah Beker, 79, has fingernail polish applied during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivors participate in a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivors participate in a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivor Elizabeth Rudich, 86, gets her makeup ready during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivor Elizabeth Rudich, 86, gets her makeup ready during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivor Shoshana Reshef, 82, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivor Shoshana Reshef, 82, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivors get their hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivors get their hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Two holocaust survivors has fingernail polish applied during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Two holocaust survivors has fingernail polish applied during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Soviet Jewish World War Two veteran Luba Nicolsky, 94, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Soviet Jewish World War Two veteran Luba Nicolsky, 94, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivor Rosie Mordo, 85, gets her makeup ready during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivor Rosie Mordo, 85, gets her makeup ready during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivors attend a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivors attend a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivor Dvorah Weinstein, 80, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivor Dvorah Weinstein, 80, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Holocaust survivor Galina gurevitch, 82, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
    Holocaust survivor Galina gurevitch, 82, gets her hair done during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A group of female Holocaust survivors are enjoying a pampering “makeover” in advance of the country’s annual remembrance day.

Seventy survivors, representing Israel’s 70th anniversary, were treated Monday to manicuring, hair-styling, and makeup, as part of an event titled “Beauty Heroines.” Organizers said it was a gesture toward Israel’s elderly survivors, who endured the horror the World War II Nazi genocide of six million Jews.

Limor Katz says the idea is to “spoil” the women as a way to “give honor and respect to all the survivors.”

Haya Stern, a 91-year-old survivor, said she lost her entire family in the Holocaust, but that her vengeance was to have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Israel.

Israel marks Holocaust memorial day on Thursday, when a siren wails across the country.

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