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Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Postby diaz52 » 1 year 7 months ago (Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:02 pm)

Wow. Remarkable. He survived what we're to believe was the worst place in the history of human kind and he is now the oldest man in the world... LOL.. I wonder how many survivors of the Soviet Gulag archipelago there are still up and kicking?


Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Joe Dyke
AFP
March 11, 2016
Yisrael Kristal has lived in Israel for over six decadesView photos


http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-holocaust-survivor-worlds-oldest-man-guinness-143308559.html;_ylt=AwrC1jHQ3eJWiVAA77LQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTByNXQ0NThjBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM1BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--


Jerusalem (AFP) - Yisrael Kristal survived two world wars and the Holocaust but doesn't consider himself particularly remarkable, despite being named the world's oldest living man Friday at age 112.

The Israeli was born in what is now Poland on September 15, 1903, three months before the Wright brothers' first powered and controlled aeroplane flight.

He lived there after the First World War until the Nazi occupation in World War II, when he was eventually sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Kristal survived and moved to Israel, where he has lived for over six decades.

Guinness World Records confirmed on Friday he was now considered the world's oldest living man, but Kristal remained modest.

"I don't know the secret for long life. I believe that everything is determined from above and we shall never know the reasons why," he said in a statement on Friday.

"There have been smarter, stronger and better looking men than me who are no longer alive."

His daughter Shula Koperstoch was more excited.

"It's a privilege (to have reached this age) and I'm very happy and he's happy too. It's really a privilege," she told AFP.

Marco Frigatti, Head of Records for Guinness, said, "Kristal's achievement is remarkable -- he can teach us all an important lesson about the value of life and how to stretch the limits of human longevity."

The oldest living woman, at 116 years old, is Susannah Mushatt Jones, of the United States, who was born on July 6, 1899.

-'The camps taught me'-

Kristal was born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Zarnov in what is now Poland in the same year as the first transatlantic radio broadcast from the United States to England.

He started to read Hebrew at the age of three and has been performing Jewish ritual prayer every day possible since.

After the First World War, Kristal moved to Lodz where he worked in the family confectionary factory, married and had two children.

But his life was disrupted when Jewish quarter of the city became a ghetto under Nazi occupation during World War II and Kristal was sent to the infamous Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Some 1.1 million people, most of them European Jews, perished in the camp between 1940 and 1945 before it was liberated by Soviet forces.

His wife and two children died but Kristal survived, weighing just 37 kilos (81 pounds) at the end of the war, Kuperstoch told AFP.

"But he gained strength and then eventually travelled to Israel", settling in the northern city of Haifa where he remarried and opened a sweet shop, she said.

She described Kristal as a "very positive man, very optimistic and with a good heart".

In an interview with Israeli media several years ago, Kristal was once asked what he ate to live so long.

"There wasn't always food in the camps. I ate what I was given. I eat to live, and I don’t live to eat," he said.

The previous oldest man, Yasutaro Koide of Japan, died in January at the age of 112.

Jeanne Louise Calment, who died in 1997, was the oldest verified person ever -- passing away in France aged 122 years and 164 days.


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Re: Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Postby Inquisitor » 1 year 7 months ago (Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:29 pm)

The irony here is just beyond...well, almost anything.


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Re: Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Postby Sannhet » 1 year 7 months ago (Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:29 pm)

Anything to keep "The Big H" in the news.

BBC headline is: "Auschwitz Survivor World's Oldest Man."

Not an Israeli; an "Auschwitz Survivor." Participation in this mythical event, given its capital letter in the 1970s, trumps any other form of identity.

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Re: Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Postby Spect3r » 1 year 7 months ago (Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:48 am)

Oh the irony!!!

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Re: Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Postby hermod » 1 year 7 months ago (Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:00 am)

diaz52 wrote:Yisrael Kristal has lived in Israel for over six decades


A celebration is due. He deserves a night of celebration just for him, a Kristal's night, a Kristallnacht. :drunken:
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Re: Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Postby Breker » 1 year 7 months ago (Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:58 pm)

Out of one side of their mouth they say one thing, out of the other side of their mouth they say absolutely contradictory nonsense, for instance from:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10236
titled:
Agencies get first-ever U.S. government grants to help aging Holocaust survivors

They are again caught lying when they say
Of more than 100,000 survivors in the United States, almost a quarter are 85 or older, and 1 in 4 lives in poverty. Experiences during the Holocaust such as malnutrition, torture and severe mental stress have had lasting effects, and as survivors age, they are at greater risk than the general population for poor physical and mental health, depression and social isolation.

“They’re much frailer, both psychologically and physically,” said Todd Morgan, vice chair of the JFNA Fund for Holocaust Survivors. “They don’t have the family structure like many of us. Many lost brothers and sisters. Many live alone in a one-bedroom apartment. . . . These are the forgotten people.
Oldest? But no. Now it's that they die sooner.
Forgotten not. It's all one hears about in the Zionist run media every hour, every day.
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Revisionists are just the messengers, the impossibility of the "Holocaust Industry" narrative is the message.

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Re: Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Postby Hektor » 1 year 6 months ago (Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:52 pm)

Inquisitor wrote:The irony here is just beyond...well, almost anything.----------


It seems having been in Auschwitz is good for health and longevity. Must be the health food and work there.

https://archive.org/details/Konzentrati ... 45Auszuege

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Re: Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Postby Sannhet » 2 months 1 week ago (Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:30 pm)

World's oldest man, Auschwitz survivor Yisrael Kristal dies
11 August 2017 / From the section Middle East / [Link]

The world's oldest man - the only member of his immediate family to survive the Holocaust - has died at the age of 113. Polish-born Yisrael Kristal died on Friday, a month before he was due to turn 114, Israeli media reported. [...]

Mr Kristal was born in the village of Zarnow, about 90 miles (146km) south-west of Warsaw, in 1903.

After the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany in 1939, Mr Kristal and his family were moved into the Lodz ghetto. His two children died there and Mr Kristal and his wife Chaja Feige Frucht were sent to Auschwitz in 1944 after the ghetto was liquidated. Mr Kristal's wife was murdered in Auschwitz but he survived, performing slave labour in that and other camps. When he was found by the Allies in May 1945 he weighed just 37 kg (5 stones 11 lbs). According to Tablet Mag, he thanked the Soviet soldiers who rescued him by making them sweets.

The sole survivor from his family, Mr Kristal emigrated to Israel in 1950 with his second wife and their son, where he continued to run his confectionery business until his retirement.

Comment: Something doesn't fit. If Auschwitz had a program of immediately exterminating adult Jews, how did he survive?

People began creating 'Yisrael Kristal' wiki entries in January 2016. Most language Wiki entries claim he was liberated by the Red Army in January 1945, which will mean Auschwitz, not at another camp in May 1945 as the BBC article claims.

His emigration to Israel in 1950 is yet again an example of What Happened to the Polish Jews -- some died, most dispersed; many to Israel.


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