Holocaust Survivor Yisrael Kristal Was 113

Yisrael Kristal oldest man 113

Yisrael Kristal in his Haifa home in January 2016

After the war ended Kristal married another Holocaust survivor and moved with her to Israel in 1950 where he built a new family and opened his own successful confectionary business.

Yisrael Kristal, the world's oldest man and a Holocaust survivor, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Israel, according to BBC News.

Kristal lived in Haifa, Israel, and made headlines in 2016 for celebrating his bar mitzvah 100 years late. Usually in Jewish faith, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah.

Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who past year was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged 113, local news media reports said.

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The original celebration had not taken place because World War One broke out.

Kristal was born in Zhernov (Żarnów) Poland in 1903.

He is survived by two children, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

For his 113th birthday a year ago, Kristal celebrated with an official bar mitzvah ceremony, which he had never received at the traditional age of thirteen.

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His two children died there and Mr Kristal and his wife Chaja Feige Frucht were sent to Auschwitz in 1944 after the ghetto was liquidated.

He told Guinness there's no secret to living a long life.

The world's oldest person is 117-year-old Violet-Mosse Brown of Jamaica.

And the record holder for "longest living human" is Jeanne Calment, a French woman who died at age 122 and 164 days.

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