World's oldest man born in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
According to the Guinness Book of Records, at 111 years-old Aleksander Imich, born in Czestochowa, southern Poland but now resident in New York, is the world's oldest living man.
Aleksander Imich: screenshot TVP
“I have good genes and lead a healthy lifestyle,” Alexander Imich has told the TVP public broadcaster.
Imich was born Czestochowa, which was then part of the Russian Tsarist empire but fled to the Soviet Union when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939.
When his wife refused to accept Soviet citizenship, the couple were sent to a gulag.
In 1951, Mr and Mrs Imich moved to the USA and settled in New York, where Aleksander has lived a happy, and long, life ever since. (pg)