In the midst of death we are in life

Guinness-World-Records-announces-new-Oldest-man-Israel-Kristal_tcm25-420328I know I mangled the Latin saying “Media vita in morte sumus” (in the midst of life we are in death), but this story is a wonderful reminder that, in the midst of death, there is life — and very, very long life:

Guinness World Records can today confirm that Mr Israel Kristal of Haifa, Israel, is now the world’s Oldest living man.

Born in Poland, near the town of Zarnow on 15 September, 1903 to parents Moszek-Dawid and Brucha Krystztal, Mr Kristal has lived through both World Wars and survived Nazi war camp Auschwitz in the 1940s before relocating to Israel.

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Not only did Hitler and his minions fail, Mr. Kristal lived and lived and lived!!!