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World's oldest man dies at 113

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Health Desk—August 12, 2017: Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, who last year was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged 113, local news media reports said.

Guinness said Mr Kristal was born in Poland on September 15, 1903, and survived the Auschwitz death camp, where his first wife, two children and other family members were killed by the Nazis.

An estimated 1.3 million people were sent to Auschwitz during World War II, of whom at least 1.1 million died, including at least 960,000 Jews.

Mr Kristal married again after the war and moved to Israel in 1950.