… and if you haven’t guessed by his name, he does (in fact) live in Haifa, Israel.
When asked what his secret was to such a long life, Kristal gave the most humble response: “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,” he said. “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.”
If you ask us, we think it might be his love of candy! According to People Magazine, Kristal and his father ran a candy store since 1903 (in what is now Lodz, Poland) and reopened the store after the Second World War.
If being the oldest man alive wasn’t enough, he is also known as the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor! What an incredible, unique story! Click here to read more.