JERUSALEM (AP) — Guinness World Records says a 112-year-old Israeli who lived through both World Wars and survived the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz is the world’s oldest man.
Guinness awarded Israel Kristal a certificate at his home in Haifa on Friday. It quoted Kristal as saying that he doesn’t “know the secret for long life.”
Kristal says: “I believe that everything is determined from above and we shall never know the reasons why.”
Kristal was born in Poland in 1903. His first wife and two children were killed in the Holocaust. He moved to Israel in 1950 with his second wife and son and “continued to grow both his family and his successful confectionary business.”
Susannah Mushatt Jones an American, 115, is both the world’s oldest living person and the oldest living woman.
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