Noima Rabunski (Alperovitz) (1918 - 1989)

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Birthplace: Kurenets
Death: Died in Queens, New York,
Managed by: Eilat אילת גורדין Gordin Levitan לויתן
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About Noima Rabunski (Alperovitz)

Name: Noima Rabunski

Birth: 11 Nov 1918

Death: Mar 1989 - Flushing, Queens, New York, United States of America

Civil: New York

Noima was also born in Kurenitz to Eliyahu son of Pesach Alperovitz and Hada nee Rabunski . Noima was an orphan and grew up in the home of Leo ( later her husband)  and Wolf- Ze'ev Rabunski, her first cousins. The mother of her mother was a Rabunski. Noima and Leo escaped from Kurenitz when the Germans invaded Russia (1941) and survived the war in Russia. 

Their son wrote; After the war, they met up with Wolf, Rose and Jay in Zeilseim, a DP camp in Germany, where I was conceived. My parents came to

America in August, 1947 on the SS Ernie Pyle. (In January, 2000, I attended an International Conference in Washington D.C. sponsored by the Holocaust Museum, which was attended by survivors who lived in the DP camps as well as

children of survivors.

My father, Leo had two brothers and a sister - Wolf, Yankel (murdered by the Nazis), and Hannah (murdered by the Nazis). I have the names of my fathers' parents at home somewhere and pictures, too.

My mother had two brothers - Jack Alpert (wrote a story in Megilat Kurenitz) and Phil and two sisters - Bertha and Shifra. My mother's mother died when she was 11 days old and her father died a year to the day later. When my mother was about two years old, her brothers and sisters went to America. My mother remained in Kurentiz and was raised by strangers until the family in America made a deal with my father's mother after she became a widow - you can have the seltzer factory if you take care of Noima. As a result my mother grew up in my father's house.

Here's another bit of family trivia - Shimon Peres and my father were first cousins. My father's mother was a Perski - she and Shimon's father were brother and sister. (Until Shimon's family changed their name in Palestine,he was a Perski.) According to information published in one of Shimon's books, we are also descended from Chaim Volozener, who was a student of the Vilna Gaon, and also founded a famous yeshiva in Poland which was well regarded in the 19th Century.

Dina was one of my mother's closest friends. When Dina came to America, she lived with my family. My sister and I shared a bedroom with Dina until her husband came to America from Russia. Until I was 15, I spent a lot of time

in Dina's home and she and her husband and children in mine. I have known Charles Gelman my entire life. He is a dear man - I assume you have seen his book. I believe he is

writing another book.

What language did Wolf write his memoirs in? I have stuff that my father wrote.

When my mother was alive she would speak about a very learned man in Israel who had written a book about the town - is that Aharon Meirovitz?

Alan Rabunski

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Noima Rabunski's Timeline

1918
November 11, 1918
Kurenets
1989
March 1989
Age 70
Queens, New York,