World's oldest man and Holocaust survivor dies at 113

World's oldest man and Holocaust survivor dies at 113

After the war, Kristal moved to Israel with his second wife, Batsheva, with whom he had a further two children.

Israel Kristal was certified a year ago by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man.

Kristal's more-than-a-century of life were marked by tragedy. Usually in Jewish faith, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah.

Yisrael Kristal, who died Friday, was born in Zarnow, Poland in 1903.

The world's oldest man who survived the Holocaust, Israel Kristal, has died in Israel, aged 113, according to local news reports.

Krista was supposed to celebrate his bar mitzvah in 1916 but could not due to the battles of the First World War, which reached his hometown in Poland.


Kristal, who resided in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, was born in on September 15, 1903, in the Polish village of Zarnow.

For his 113th birthday past year, Kristal celebrated with an official bar mitzvah ceremony, which he had never received at the traditional age of thirteen. His first wife and two children were killed in the Holocaust.

"My father is religious and has prayed every morning for 100 years, but he has never had his bar mitzvah", his daughter Shula Koperstoch told the AFP news agency last year. "All that is left for us to do is to keep on working as hard as we can and rebuild what is lost".

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

Jeanne Calment, a French woman, had the longest confirmed human lifespan, according to Guiness.

Related Articles

  • GOP Senators Tweet Trump in Support of McConnell

    GOP Senators Tweet Trump in Support of McConnell

    About 60 percent of people says that Trump and congressional Republicans are responsible for any problems with the health law. Americans' support for the Affordable Care Act is growing, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
    Bolt leads Jamaica home in penultimate race

    Bolt leads Jamaica home in penultimate race

    American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, has accused the media of sensationalizing his rivalry with 8-time Olympic champion, Usain Bolt . Maybe so, but when he asks the crowd where Bolt is, in between booing, they'll say 'he's behind you.' Two places behind you.
    Fights in advance of Saturday protest in Charlottesville

    Fights in advance of Saturday protest in Charlottesville

    The National Guard has been put on alert because of the risk of violence during Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally. Ku Klux Klan supporters staged a march in Virginia last month, but were easily outnumbered by counter-protesters.
  • Opposition Demand CM Yogi's Resignation After 63 Kids Die At UP Hospital

    Opposition Demand CM Yogi's Resignation After 63 Kids Die At UP Hospital

    Due to alleged disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen in the hospital, as many as 63 lives have been lost so far. Ashutosh Tandon and Siddharth Nath Singh held meeting with BRD Medical College authorities in Gorakhpur .
    Heathrow Airport records best ever month in July

    Heathrow Airport records best ever month in July

    It added: "We will now be looking to the airport to keep this focus and ensure that current standards are maintained". After the UK's 30 busiest airports were reviewed, six were rated "very good", 20 were "good" and four were "poor".
    Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield

    Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield

    Wagner told the club's official website: "I'm very happy that Mark is becoming part of my backroom staff". Without fail, the pundits and bookmakers wrote Town off during the countdown to the new season.
  • Champions Chelsea beaten at home in first game

    With three goals and a +3 goal differential, Huddersfield Town is top of the league. Cy Brown writes about soccer and other stuff for Sports on Earth.
    Sir Mo Farah claims silver medal in 5000m at World Championships

    Sir Mo Farah claims silver medal in 5000m at World Championships

    Farah is due to retire from the track at the end of the month, after the Diamond League final in Zurich, to focus on the marathon. The British runner, 34, added a silver to the gold he won in the 10,000 metres at the London Stadium last week.
    Gal Gadot bursts into song to celebrate Wonder Woman box office milestone

    Gal Gadot bursts into song to celebrate Wonder Woman box office milestone

    The DVD features Wonder Woman in standard definition and includes all of the special features detailed above. It seems there's plenty to celebrate then, and you can see the full video below.
  • Sports Chelsea Makes £25m Bid for Chamberlain

    Sports Chelsea Makes £25m Bid for Chamberlain

    Chelsea have launched a £25million swoop for Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Today he is conscious of his qualities.
    Bills LeSean McCoy: 'obvious difference' between Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews

    Bills LeSean McCoy: 'obvious difference' between Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews

    After sending Jordan Matthews to the Bills in a trade , the Eagles could take a committee approach at slot receiver in 2017. Mathews figures to start alongside Zay Jones in Buffalo as Sammy Watkins moves to the Los Angeles Rams in an earlier trade.
    Boston Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez looking dominant again

    Boston Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez looking dominant again

    Four pitches later, Frazier blooped Kelly's 100 miles per hour fastball in front of left fielder Andrew Beintendi as Judge scored. Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh as the White Sox send the Royals to their fifth straight loss, 6-3.