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  6/14/2013, Tammuz 6, 5773

World's Oldest Jew Dies at 113


The world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti-Semitism in the 1880s, has died at age 113. She died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack the day before, her granddaughter Brucha Weisberger said. She was buried next to her parents in a cemetery in Brooklyn. Kozak, who was one of nine children, was born on Manhattan's Lower East Side on Aug. 14, 1899. Her family had moved from Russia to escape organized anti-Semitic attacks.

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