Joel Reich and Sprinca Margulies were married in Jasło (Poland) on December 26, 1933. Joel was born in Brzozów (Poland/Austria-Hungary) to Abraham and Chaje (née Willner) Reich on January 10, 1905. He and his parents had moved to Vienna ten years earlier. Sprinca Margulies was born in Czudec (Poland/Austria-Hungary) to Aby and Laje Margulies on November 10, 1906. Sprinca had lived with her family in Jasło since 1911.