Holocaust survivor becomes world's oldest man at 112
More than 70 years ago Yisrael Kristal was a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. Today he is the world's oldest man, at 112, Guinness World Records has announced. Kristal was born on September 15, 1903 in what is now Poland, but was western Russia at the time. His birth preceded the Wright brothers' first flight by three months. He lived through both world wars, surviving World War II in the Warsaw ghetto, until being sent to Auschwitz in 1944.