LongeviQuest is delighted to announce that Germany’s second oldest living person turned 113. Erna Brosig’s celebrated her birthday at the Ansgarhaus Senior Center with her family and friends. While struggling with health challenges, Brosig still shared her longevity secret: a diet of fresh, homemade food, punctuated by the occasional digestive schnapps. Currently, Brosig is the oldest known living person in Lower Saxony. The European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) has also validated her age.

Brosig at the age of 108.
(Source: GRG)

Erna Brosig was born in Breslau, Silesia, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) on 15 January 1911. During World War II, she fled to Dresden, then moved to Bavaria and, finally, to Munster, where she and her husband lived for 20 years until 1977.

Since 1977, Brosig has called a large apartment complex in Hannover home, with a brief five-year break in an elderly facility that didn’t suit her. Remarkably, she received the COVID-19 vaccine at 110 and celebrated her birthday the next day.