Yisrael Kristal, the oldest man in the world and a survivor of the Holocaust, died on 11 August in Israel at the age of 113, a month before his birthday, reports the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
Kristal was born in Zarnow, city of the present Poland, the 15 of September of 1903 in the bosom of an orthodox Jewish family. He survived World War I and lived in Lodz until the city was invaded by the Nazis in 1939 and he was moved to a ghetto of the city with his family. In 1944 he was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp, where he lost his wife and two children, before being rescued. At that moment, he weighed only 37 kilos.
In 1950, Yisrael Kristal, his second wife and son emigrated to Haifa, in northern Israel, where the old man ran a candy company until he retired.
In 2016 Kristal was declared the oldest man in the world by the organization that publishes the Guinness Book of Records, and when asked if he had a formula for his longevity, he replied: "Everyone has his own destiny, there are no secrets" .
As for the world today, the old man considered that "it was worse than in the past" and criticized the young women for their "permissiveness".
Kristal leaves 2 children, 9 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Now the man verified as the longest living in the world is the resident of Spain Francisco Nuñez Olivera, 112 years. Also, the world's longest-living woman is Violet Brown, of Jamaica, who is 117 years old.
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