Boris Kwiatek (Shimon Yankev Tsipilevicz) was born on May 15th, 1915 in Sokołów Podlaski, Poland. He had many brothers and sisters and was born to an orthodox cohenim family. During WWII, Boris conscripted into the Russian Army where he was mainly in Siberia. After the war, he went back to his hometown where he discovered he had lost his whole family in Treblinka. In the early 1950's, at age 40, Boris came to Australia on the Surriento ship from Genoa, Italy. He married Sonia Beilis in Melbourne in 1961. In 1962, they had one daughter, Goldie. She married Irving and they had three children, Allan, Matthew and Rebecca.