A 112-year old Israeli Survivor named ‘Oldest Man on Planet’ by Guiness World Records and now it is considered as a better reflection of the complexity of life. It also includes inspiring, silly, sad and funny records. Among other records, now Israel has added one more. Israel has record of oldest head of state (Shimon Peres, when he was 9 the shortest hostage rescue mission (Entebbe, which included a 35-minute battle)
Now, Mr. Israel Kristal of Haifa, Israel, is confirmed as the world’s Oldest living man.
He was born in town of Zarnow on 15 Sep, 1903 to parents Moszek-Dawid and Brucha Kystztal, Mr Kristal has lived through both World wars and also Survived Nazi war camp Auschwitz in the 1940s before relocating to Israel and now route his journey to the entries for the “Guinness World Records 2016”
Now, he has claimed the title when he crossed Century remarks plus one decade 112 years and 178 days as of 11 March 2016, and was awarded his certificate at his home town in Haifa, from ‘Guinness World Records’ by the Head of Records Marco Frigatti.
On this achievement honour being confirmed as the World’s Oldest living man and receiving his Guinness World Records certificate, Mr Kristal said: “I don’t know the secret of long life. I believe that everything is determined from above and we shall never know the reasons why. The people who were smarter, stronger and better looking men then me who are no longer alive. All that is left for us to do is to keep on working as hard as we can and rebuild what is lost”.
Kristal himself survived doing slave labour in Auschwitz and other concentration camps. He was saved from the brink of death by the Allies in May 1945 weighing only 37 kilos.
A sole survivor of a large family, he shifted to city of Haifa in 1950 in Israel with his second wife and their son.
From that time, Kristal continued to grow both his family and his confectionary business until his time of retirement. He now resides in Haifa, surrounded by his long loving family.
However, he has continuously and courageously performed the commandment of phylacteries (tefilin) each day in morning since the last century, despite the exception of the Holocaust and both world wars.
Yasutaro Koide of Japan was the previous old man who died in January 2016 at the age of 112 years, 312 days.
There was also a woman who survived for the 122 years and 164 days, Jeanne Calment (France).