|Questionable taste or celebration of life? I say, Party on, and God Bless These Women!
Me? I like the idea. I like the idea of thumbing one's nose in the face of horror. You may feel differently. If so, please feel free to comment, below.
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MISS HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CROWNED IN ISRAEL
HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Grinning and waving, 14 women who survived the horrors of WWII paraded Thursday in an unusual pageant, vying for the honor of being crowned Israel's first "Miss Holocaust Survivor."
Billed by organizers as a celebration of life, the event also stirred controversy. In a country where millions have been touched by the Holocaust, many argued that judging aging women who had suffered so much on physical appearance was inappropriate, and even offensive.
"It sounds totally macabre to me," said Colette Avital, chairwoman of Israel's leading Holocaust survivors' umbrella group. "I am in favor of enriching lives, but a one-time pageant masquerading (survivors) with beautiful clothes is not what is going to make their lives more meaningful."
full article here.