Germany’s oldest man celebrates 114th birthday

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Gustav Gerneth, the person believed to be the oldest man in Germany, on Tuesday, celebrated his 114th birthday.
Mayor Bernd Poloski visited Gerneth at his home in the north-eastern town of Havelberg, bringing him best wishes from politicians, a gift hamper with Gerneth’s favourite candy and flowers.
“He still likes to eat sweets,’’ Poloski said afterwards.
As in previous years, Gerneth spent his birthday only with a small group of people.
The celebration also featured a Frankfurter Kranz, a ring-shaped buttercream cake.
“He is still interested in things, especially in football,’’ Poloski said.
Gerneth is a trained machine operator and was born on October 15, 1905, in what is now the Polish city of Szczecin.

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