Yisrael Kristal (1903 - 2017)

Yisrael Kristal was recognised as the world's oldest man by Guiness World Records in March 2016 Shula Kopershtouk

Last year, he made headlines for celebrating his bar mitzvah a century late.

Israeli Holocaust survivor which was known as the oldest man in the world certified a year ago by Guinness world record, died on Friday at the age of 113.

For his 113th birthday past year, Kristal celebrated with an official bar mitzvah ceremony, which he had never received at the traditional age of thirteen.

Born in Poland in 1903, three months before the Wright brothers' first successful flight, Yisrael lived through two world wars before moving to the Israeli city of Haifa and opening a sweet shop.

Following the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, he and his family were forcibly moved into the Lodz Ghetto, where his children died.

Yisrael Kristal, the world's oldest man and a Holocaust survivor, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Israel, according to BBC News.

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Kristal survived the Holocaust, but his first wife and two children were killed.

Kristal survived the Second World War - the only member of his family to do so - but weighed less than six stone in 1945.

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

"My father is religious and has prayed every morning for 100 years, but he has never had his bar mitzvah", his daughter Shula Koperstoch told the AFP news agency last year.

"I don't know the secret for long life", Kristal once said, according to Guinness. "There have been smarter, stronger and better-looking men than me who are no longer alive". The world's oldest person is a woman, however: Jamaican Violet Brown is 117.

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