Solomon Sopher, managing trustee of three synagogues in India and president of Sir Jacob Sassoon Trust, said Consul Generals of France, Israel, Hungary, Poland, Germany and Canada are expected to attend the event.
"The blood of Polish Jews cries from the ground, and no law will silence it," Bennett later said in a statement. "The government of Poland cancelled my visit, because I mentioned the crimes of its people. I am honoured."
When Miss Holocaust Survivor Beauty Pageant was introduced in 2012, it evoked both kudos and criticism from Israelis. Three years later and 70 years after the aftermath, 13 survivors of the tragedy have come forward to take part in the contest in the northern Israeli city of Haifa.