Born in Austro-Hungarian Empire, died in Poland. World’s second oldest person dies

Poland’s Decla Juniewicz, the world’s second-oldest person, died this Friday at the age of 116, her grandson told TVN24 in Poland.

Zunevich was born in 1906 in Krupsko, in what is now Lviv, Ukraine, which at the time was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

When Poland became independent in 1918, Juniewicz was 12 years old. Until the beginning of World War II, she lived with her husband in her homeland, annexed to Poland during the war.


“Tekla Juniewicz lived independently until the age of 103 (…), she loved movies, historical events, card games (…), reading, the company of others and travel”, the municipality of Gliwice recalled in a statement. Junewich has been a resident since 1945.

Junewich had five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Their youngest daughter, 93, is still alive.

Lucille Randon, a 118-year-old French woman, has become the world’s oldest person after Japan’s Ken Tanaka died on April 19 at the age of 119, according to the Gerontological Research Group (GRG) list of the world’s oldest people. the world

According to GRG, the second oldest person in the world is now 115-year-old Latin American Maria Branias Moreira.

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