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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:23 PM

Oldest man and Auschwitz survivor dies

Source: BBC via MSN

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.

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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).

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/oldest-man-and-auschwitz-survivor-dies/ar-AApSSWc?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp





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Reply Oldest man and Auschwitz survivor dies (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Aug 2017 OP
True Dough Aug 2017 #1
DavidDvorkin Aug 2017 #20
hlthe2b Aug 2017 #2
MFM008 Aug 2017 #3
Lotusflower70 Aug 2017 #4
Post removed Aug 2017 #5
marybourg Aug 2017 #7
Danmel Aug 2017 #19
marybourg Aug 2017 #28
whathehell Aug 2017 #32
marybourg Aug 2017 #33
whathehell Aug 2017 #36
irisblue Aug 2017 #21
marybourg Aug 2017 #29
irisblue Aug 2017 #31
whathehell Aug 2017 #24
marybourg Aug 2017 #30
demmiblue Aug 2017 #11
Rustyeye77 Aug 2017 #25
DesertRat Aug 2017 #13
EllieBC Aug 2017 #6
countryjake Aug 2017 #8
Post removed Aug 2017 #9
demmiblue Aug 2017 #14
Sunlei Aug 2017 #10
DesertRat Aug 2017 #12
ouija Aug 2017 #15
bronxiteforever Aug 2017 #16
Towlie Aug 2017 #17
politicat Aug 2017 #18
LineReply .
icymist Aug 2017 #22
sarge43 Aug 2017 #23
GallopingGhost Aug 2017 #26
shenmue Aug 2017 #27
COLGATE4 Aug 2017 #34
Solly Mack Aug 2017 #35
gopiscrap Aug 2017 #37

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:27 PM

1. I am always in awe

of people who survived years of the most agonizing abuse and yet went on to live lengthy lives. I'm sure the mental scars remain with them but to physically endure such hardship for extended periods of time and to make it into your 80s, 90s and even over 100 is truly remarkable.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 03:02 PM

20. A recent study showed that Holocaust survivors lived longer than their peers

They were probably healthier and tougher than the average person of their generation.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:27 PM

2. talk about the will to live...

Last edited Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:00 PM - Edit history (1)

RIP, sir. A life well lived, it seems.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:30 PM

3. Indomitable

Hope his life was peace after his ordeal.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:30 PM

4. Wow just wow

R.I.P. Yisrael Kristal. What a remarkable man.

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:49 PM

7. Gee, could it be that every few years some old person dies?

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Response to marybourg (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 03:00 PM

19. Perhaps you'd be more comfortable at the newsmax or free republic site

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Response to Danmel (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:39 PM

28. I was replying to an ugly post that's now been removed.

Not to the OP

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Response to marybourg (Reply #28)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:43 PM

32. Sorry, but it seems a few here made the same mistake. n/t

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Response to whathehell (Reply #32)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:47 PM

33. Yes, I noticed that. Possibly because the post (#5) had

already been removed and it was easy for the eye to slide over it, especially if you see something that makes you angry.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #33)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:25 PM

36. Yeah, that sounds about right. n/t

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Response to marybourg (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 03:08 PM

21. Did you mean to sound this hateful? nt

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Response to irisblue (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:39 PM

29. Please see reply #28 above

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Response to marybourg (Reply #29)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:42 PM

31. Thank you for the clarification.

I've read your posts and was suprised by this one being so off your style.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 03:58 PM

24. Gee, could it be that not even every few years someone lives to be 113 years old?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:40 PM

30. Please see reply #28 above

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:30 PM

11. I would say 'fuck off', but that would get my post hidden.

RIP, Yisrael Kristal.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:41 PM

13. Why in the world would you post this?

Last edited Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:22 PM - Edit history (1)

Please delete your inaccurate and disrespectful post.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:35 PM

6. Baruch Dayan HaEmes.

May his memory be a blessing.

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:50 PM

8. ...

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:41 PM

14. ...

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:12 PM

10. Love what his daughter said, "he always saw only light and good in everything."

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:39 PM

12. What a remarkable person

"Guiness recognized him as the world’s oldest living man in 2016. When asked at the time what his secret was to long life, Kristal said: “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. There have been smarter, stronger and better-looking men than 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.”

https://www.jta.org/2017/08/11/default/worlds-oldest-man-a-holocaust-survivor-in-israel-dies-at-113/amp


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Response to DesertRat (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:42 PM

15. Jeffery Lord Rejoices

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:45 PM

16. Sleep well brave witness.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:56 PM

17. It sounds like what didn't kill him made him stronger.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 02:58 PM

18. Kaddish for the Last Survivor

We're not there yet, but it's important to read it and remember each time so we do not forget.

https://www.apexbookcompany.com/blogs/frontpage/15412301-free-fiction-kaddish-for-the-last-survivor-by-michael-a-burstein

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 03:13 PM

22. .

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 03:25 PM

23. Peaceful passage courageous soul.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:19 PM

26. That's really cool.

Along these same lines, I read an interview years ago given by a man who was a holocaust survivor. He lost his first wife and child.

After the war, he moved here to the US, remarried and had many children, grandchildren, a successful career, ect.

They asked him how you survive something like what he went through. He said that the best revenge he could possibly take on the Nazis was not just to survive, but to thrive and and be happy.

The resiliency of the human spirit is truly remarkable.



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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:27 PM

27. ...

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 05:06 PM

34. Rest in peace, Mr. Kristal



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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 05:09 PM

35. K&R

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:05 PM

37. RIP

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