Yisrael Kristal

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Birthday
15, 1903
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 11, 2017 (113)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1903
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 11, 2017 (113)

About

Polish-Israeli supercentenarian who became one of the world's oldest living man at 113 years old by the Guinness World Records in March 2016. He also became recognized as the world's oldest Holocaust survivor in 2014. 

Before Fame

He was self-employed and made boutique sweets of tiny liquor bottles made of chocolate with jam and chocolate-covered orange peels for Soviet soldiers.

Trivia

He celebrated his bar mitzvah in September 2016 at the age of 113 since he was unable to do so at the age of 13 due to WWI.

Family Life

He was married twice to Chaje Feige Frucht in 1928 and to Batsheva in 1947. He has four children and nine grandchildren.

Associated With

He and Sarah Knauss have both been held the Guinness World Record for oldest living person.