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July 22, 2005
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The world’s oldest married couple is Jewish. Philadelphia residents Herbert and Magda Brown, 105 and 100, respectively, have been recognized as the “oldest living married couple, aggregate age” by The Guinness Book of World Records. The couple married in Magda’s native Hungary in 1930 and then moved to Austria, Herbert’s homeland, where he was arrested by the Nazis and sent to Dachau. Herbert was released in exchange for all of the family’s possessions, and he, Magda and their only daughter fled to London, later making their way to the United States.

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