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World's oldest Jewish person dies in New York at age 113

The world's oldest Jewish person has died in New York City at age 113.

Evelyn Kozak's granddaughter Brucha Weisberger says she died early Tuesday in a hospital after suffering a heart attack the day before.

Gerontology Research Group senior database administrator Robert Young says Kozak was the world's oldest documented Jewish person and the seventh-oldest person in the world.

Kozak was born in the city on Aug. 14, 1899. Her family had moved from Russia to escape anti-Semitic attacks. She was one of nine children.

Weisberger said Thursday her grandmother had five children, 10 grandchildren and nearly 30 great-grandchildren.

Kozak lived in New York, Perth Amboy, N.J., Miami and Pittsburgh.

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