Revekka Sunik was born in 1921 in Elisavetgrad (present-day Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine), in a Jewish family. After finishing school in her native city, she enrolled in a medical institute in the city of Stalino. However, her studies there were interrupted by the outbreak of the Soviet-German War in late June 1941. From its first days, Revekka served as a military feldsher at a sanitary evacuation hospital.
From 1943 until the end of the war, Revekka, who had attained the rank of Senior Lieutenant of the Medical Service, served as a feldsher in an anti-aircraft artillery regiment of the 2nd Air Army.
The regiment in which Revekka Sunik served took part in several decisive and bloody battles. She met V-E Day in the area of Berlin. In the course of the war, she was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd class, and some medals.
In June 1945, after being discharged from the army, Revekka Sunik resumed her interrupted studies.
While serving in the anti-aircraft artillery regiment, Revekka met her future husband, the military physician Naum Libster. In the early 1950, the family moved to the city of Grozny. For many years, Revekka Sunik worked as a physician in one the city hospitals.
In 1994, Sunik and Libster moved to Krasnodar.
Revekka Sunik died in 1996 in Krasnodar.
Naum Libster was born in 1921 in Mogilev (Belorussia) in a Jewish family. After finishing school with distinction in his native city, he enrolled in the 1st Medical Institute in Moscow. He graduated from it with honors in 1941.
Following the German invasion of the USSR in late June 1941, Libster was drafted into the Red Army. He served throughout the war as a senior physician. He saw action on the 1st Ukrainian Front and took part in the Battle of Kursk.
Naum Libster met V-E Day in the vicinity of Berlin. In the course of the war, he was awarded the Order of the Red Star and the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd class, as well as some medals.
After the end of the war, Naum Libster remained in the army, serving as a military physician. In 1953, he retired from active duty in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel of the Medical Service.
Afterward, Naum and his wife, Revekka Sunik, moved to the city of Grozny, where he became head of one of the city hospitals.
In 1978, Libster was recognized as a distinguished physician of the Chechen-Ingush Republic.
Until 1981, Naum Libster was chief physician of the hospital, and he went on to serve as the head of a department for another thirteen years.
After retiring, he and his wife moved to Krasnodar in 1994.