Israeli media are announcing that the world’s most seasoned man, who survived both world wars and survived the Holocaust, has passed on a month shy of his 114th birthday celebration.
Ynet on Saturday cited Israel Kristal’s little girl as saying her dad passed on Friday. Shula Kupershtuch says: “He generally observed just light and great in everything.”
Guinness World Records granted Kristal an authentication as the world’s most established man a year ago.
Kristal survived the war – the main survivor of his vast Jewish family.
He remarried and moved to Israel in 1950, where he assembled a family and a confectionary business.