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Erich Walde
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Birth: 1 July 1905
Kopenick, Brandenburg, German Empire (now part of Berlin)
Death: 5 August 2013
Berlin, Germany
Age: 108 years, 35 days
Country: GER FlagGER
Centenarian

Erich Walde (1 July 1905 − 5 August 2013) was a German centenarian who was thought to be Germany's oldest living man since the death of Bernhard Prott.

Biography

Erich Walde was born in Kopenick Germany, which would become part of the city of Berlin, on 1 July 1905. He served in World War II, where he spent several years as a prisoner of war in a Soviet internment camp. Walde moved into a retirement home in 1982 where he spent the last 31 years of his life. He would often show visitors the trees he planted shortly after moving in.

Walde became Germany's oldest living man upon the death of 108-year-old Bernhard Prott on 16 July 2013. He held the title for just under 3 weeks. Erich Walde died in Berlin on 5 August 2013 at the age of 108. His successor as Germany's oldest living man was then-107-year-old Gustav Gerneth.

References


Germany’s Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Karl Glockner • Unknown • Josef Callenberg • Mathias Bollinger • Unknown • Johann Hartlieb • Adolf Lange • Karl Pfeiffer • Johann Wost • Friedrich Wedeking • August Schmidt • Wilhelm Deffner • Karl Bulow • Fritz Witt • Heinrich Oppermann • Ernst Schutt • Wenzel Novotny • Otto Trost • Peter Schmitt • Friedrich von Rauchhaupt • Wilhelm Gazioch • A. Hermann Lange • Ernst Laurenty • Gustav Rupnow • Robert Hubener • Wilhelm Lehnen • Jonathan Richter • Wilhelm Schorner • Lorenz Imminger • Georg Bredtschneider • Hermann Dornemann • Robert Meier • Wilhelm Remmert • Rudolf Christmann • Georg Thalhofer • Franz Kunstler • Georg Rosenkranz • Hermann Mayer-Kaupp • Erich Berger • Richard Hinz • Friedrich Volmer • Martin Dressel • Paul Veit • Bernhard Prott • Erich Walde • Gustav GernethHeinrich Homann

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