Women Who Survived the Holocaust Treated to Makeovers

"Beauty Heroines" organizers want to give honor and respect to survivors.

A group of female survivors in Israel were pampered with a makeover ahead of the country's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Seventy survivors, representing Israel's 70th anniversary, were treated on Monday to manicuring, hairstyling and makeup as part of an event dubbed "Beauty Heroines."

Organizers said it was a gesture toward Israel's elderly survivor population who endured the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II, in which six million Jews died.

Limor Katz, an organizer of the event, said the idea was to "spoil" the women as a way to "give honor and respect to all the survivors."

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

Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday when sirens wail across the country.