Death of Evelyn Kozak

August 14, 1899 - June 11, 2013
New York, New Mexico | Age 113

World's oldest Jewish person dies in US at 113
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The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti-Semitism, has died at age 113.

Kozak died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack the day before, her granddaughter Brucha Weisberger said Thursday.

Kozak was the world's oldest documented Jewish person and the world's seventh-oldest person, said Robert Young, a senior database administrator at the Gerontology Research Group, an organization of...

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