Yisrael Kristal, a 112-year-old Israeli Holocaust survivor, is now believed to be the oldest person in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Yasutaro Koide, who was also 112, held this honor until his recent passing in Japan.
Born to a religious family in 1903 in what is now Poland, Yisrael lost his first wife and their two children during the Holocaust.
He and his second wife made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) in 1950, where they settled in Haifa and raised their two children ...
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