World oldest man Yisrael Kristal dies aged 113

Marco Frigatti, Head of Records for Guinness World Records, presents Yisrael Kristal a certificate for being the oldest living man.

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

Kristal was born in Poland on September 15, 1903, and survived the Auschwitz death camp, where his first wife, two children and other family members were killed by the Nazis. He married again after the war and moved to Israel in 1950.

Kristal was awarded a Guinness certificate as the world’s oldest man on March 11, 2016, when he was 112 years and 178 days old. He died on Friday in the northern port city of Haifa aged 113 years and 330 days, Israeli reports said.

Kristal is survived by two children, multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jeanne Calment, a French woman, had the longest confirmed human lifespan, according to Guinness. She died in 1997 at the age of 122.

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

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