Guinness names Israeli Holocaust survivor as world’s oldest man at 112

Published: Friday 11th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Guinness World Records has said a 112-year-old Israeli who lived through both world wars and survived the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz is the world’s oldest man.

Guinness awarded Israel Kristal a certificate at his home in Haifa, but quoted him as saying he does not “know the secret for long life”.

Mr Kristal said: “I believe that everything is determined from above and we shall never know the reasons why.”

He was born in Poland in 1903. His first wife and two children were killed in the Holocaust, and he moved to Israel in 1950 with his second wife and son, and “continued to grow both his family and his successful confectionery business”.

An American woman, Susannah Mushatt Jones, is the world’s oldest living person and the oldest woman at 115.

Published: Friday 11th March 2016 by The News Editor

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