World’s Oldest Man Yisrael Kristal Dies aged 113

Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, who was recognised in March 2016 by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, died in Israel city of Haifa on Friday, aged 113.

Kristal’s daughter, Schulamit Kristal, confirmed her father died a month before his 114th birthday.

According to Yahoo! News , he was born on September 15, 1903, in the Polish village of Zarnow and three months before the Wright brothers’ first successful powered airplane flight. Kristal was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and lost his first wife and two children during the Holocaust.

He emigrated to Israel in 1950.

He is survived by two children, 9 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

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