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Erna Brosig
Erna Brosig
Brosig at age 108
Birth: 15 January 1911
Wroclaw (then Breslau), Silesia, Poland (then Germany)
Age: 111 years, 8 days
Country: PolandPOLGermanyGER

Erna Brosig (born 15 January 1911) is a Polish-German supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Erna Brosig was born in Wroclaw (then Breslau), Silesia, Poland (then Germany) on 3 December 1909. During World War I, she first fled to Dresden, then to Bavaria and finally to Munster, where she and her husband lived for 20 years until his passing in 1977.

After her husband's death, Brosig moved to an appartment in a huge residential complex in Ricklinger Bad, Hannover. She has been living there ever since except for a period of five years, when she moved to an elderly home but moved back when she realised she didn't liked living there.

On 14 January 2021, Brosig received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, making her one of the oldest known people to receive it. The following day, she celebrated her 110th birthday.

Erna Brosig currently lives in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany at the age of 111 years, 8 days. She currently is the second-oldest known living person in Lower Saxony, behind Magdalene Kolterjahn.