Doris Springer Martin and Ralph Martin, founders of the Martin-Springer Institute at NAU, will sign copies of their book, Kiss Every Step, from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the NAU Bookstore.
Kiss Every Step reveals the perils, hardships and triumphs of Martin’s entire family as they struggled through the Holocaust.
For years, she could not speak about her experiences in Poland during the Nazi reign. Now active in telling her story in schools, Doris Martin believes that the story of the Holocaust must be kept alive to prevent it from ever happening again. Helping her to recreate her family’s history in Kiss Every Step, her husband conducted extensive interviews with members of his wife’s family, as well as traveled to significant locations in their backgrounds.
The Martins both received honorary doctoral degrees from NAU in 2003.