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Oldest known Ukrainian Jew dies at 111

KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — The oldest known Ukrainian Jew has died at the age of 111.

Mikhail Krichevsky, also the nation’s oldest known man, died in Donetzk at the end of December two months shy of his birthday.

Known as “the man of three centuries,” Krichevsky graduated commercial college, military engineering college and the Institute of Mines. An inventor, he was a manager at the Donbass mines and an employee of the Scientific and Research Institute of Mines.

Krichevsky was a veteran of World War I.

Members of the Donetzk Jewish community attributed his longevity to his kindness, and mental and physical toughness.

 

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