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World’s Oldest Jewish Person Dies at 113


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The world’s oldest Jewish person has died in New York City at age 113, the Star Tribune reports.

Evelyn Kozak’s granddaughter, Brucha Weisberger, says she died early Tuesday in a hospital after suffering a heart attack the day before.

Kozak was the world’s oldest documented Jewish person and the seventh-oldest person in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group.

Kozak was born in New York City on Aug. 14, 1899. She was one of nine children of a family that immigrated from Russia.

She had five children, 10 grandchildren and just under 30 great-grandchildren. She lived in New York, Perth Amboy, N.J., Miami and Pittsburgh.

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  1. Mazal Tov! Evelyn!

  2. Cutler Hill says:

    I don't think Evelyn can hear you? Wow, she lived through three centuries.


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