World's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor, dies at 113

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Israeli media are reporting that the world's oldest man, who lived through both world wars and survived the Holocaust, has died a month short of his 114th birthday.

Yisrael Kristal, the world's oldest man, has died at the age of 113.

Yisrael Kristal, the world's oldest man, has died at the age of 113.

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Ynet on Saturday quoted Yisrael Kristal's daughter as saying her father died yesterday.

Shula Kupershtuch said: "He always saw only light and good in everything."

Guinness World Records awarded Kristal a certificate as the world's oldest man last year.

Kristal was born in Poland. During World War II he was sent to Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. His first wife and two children were killed in the Holocaust.

Kristal survived the war - the only survivor of his large Jewish family.

He remarried and moved to Israel in 1950, where he built a family and a confectionery business.

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