Evelyn Kozak

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Evelyn Kozak
Eva Chavka Rivka Jacobson

(1899-08-14)August 14, 1899[1]
Died(2013-06-11)June 11, 2013
(aged 113 years, 301 days)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Known forSupercentenarian
TitleWorld's oldest living Jewish person
Parent(s)Isaac Jacobson
Katie Jacobson
Awards"Evelyn Kozak Day" in Pittsburgh in 2009, in honor of her 110th birthday

Eva Chavka Rivka "Evelyn" Kozak (née Jacobson) (August 14, 1899 – June 11, 2013)[1][2] was an American Jewish supercentenarian,[3][4][5][6] born in New York City to Isaac and Kate Jacobson who fled from the Russian Empire, and the oldest verified Jewish person in history from November 6, 2012, 12 weeks after turning 113, when she broke fellow German-born American Adelheid Kirschbaum's record of 113 years and 83 days though until August 27, 2014 when fellow Russian-born American Goldie Steinberg, who was the oldest living Jewish person after her death, broke her record.

Kozak died of a heart attack at a hospital in Brooklyn, New York City in the early morning of Tuesday June 11, 2013, barely around a quarter of a day before the oldest living person, 116-year-old Japaneseman Jiroemon Kimura who died at 2.08am the night of June 12 = 13.08pm the afternoon of June 11 New York Time. Kozak was one of the last person in the world born in the 1800s.

She survived two of her five children and had 10 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oldest Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  2. "Boro Park: Oldest Jewish Person Dies At 113 Years-Old; Levaya To Be Held Today". Yeshiva World News. June 11, 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  3. "Australia's Oldest Jew Passes Away". Jwire.com.au. August 2, 2011. Archived from the original on September 22, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  4. "Australia's oldest Jew turns 110". JTA. March 6, 2011. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  5. "'Oldest' records". Poststar.com. March 25, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  6. Emma Silvers (August 4, 2011). "Elsie Rich of Santa Rosa is turning 110 — she was among the oldest Jews in the world!". Jweekly. Retrieved April 13, 2013.