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A Holocaust survivor recognised as the world’s oldest man has died aged 113 years and 330 days

Israel Kristal
Mr Kristal was one month short of his 114th birthday. Photo: Twitter
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The world’s oldest man, Israel Kristal, has died aged 113 in the northern port city of Haifa in Israel.

Holocaust survivor Mr Kristal, who last year was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, died on Friday aged 113 years and 330 days, Israeli reports said.

Guinness World Records said 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.

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

Mr Kristal was presented with a certificate by Head of Records for Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest man on March 11 last year when he was 112 years and 178 days old.

Israel Kristal
The Guinness World Records presents Israel Kristal with a certificate for being the oldest living man. Photo: AAP/Dvir Rosen/Guinness World Records

Jeanne Calment, a French woman, had the longest confirmed human lifespan, according to Guinness. She died in 1997 at the age of 122.