World’s oldest Jew passes away at 106

Chaim Goldberg of Vladivostok, Russia, was a WW2 veteran

Chaim Goldberg, who was the world’s oldest living Jew, passed away on Sunday night at the age of 106. He was a resident of Vladivostok, a city in eastern Russia. Goldberg was also one of the oldest living veterans of the Second World War, having driven a tank in the Russian army and fought against the Nazis.

In recent years, Goldberg participated in a number of events in the Jewish community and synagogue in Vladivostok, organized by the city’s rabbi and Chabad emissary, Rabbi Shimon Varakin.

 

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