Evelyn Kozak

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Evelyn Kozak
Born

Evelyn Jacobson
(1899-08-14)August 14, 1899

[1]
Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died June 11, 2013(2013-06-11)
(age 113 years, 301 days)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Residence Kensington, Brooklyn
Nationality American
Known for Supercentenarian
Home town Flatbush, Brooklyn
Title World'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

Evelyn Kozak (née Jacobson) (August 14, 1899 – June 11, 2013)[1][2] was an American supercentenarian who was the world's oldest living Jewish person,[3][4][5][6] until her death at the age of 113 years, 301 days. She was also the oldest verified Jewish person in history after surpassing fellow American Adelheid Kirschbaum's age of 113 years and 83 days on November 6, 2012.

Kozak was born on August 14, 1899 in Manhattan, New York City. She died from a heart attack on June 11, 2013 in New York City, aged 113.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oldest Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. 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. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  4. "Australia's oldest Jew turns 110". JTA. March 6, 2011. 
  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.