Doris Martin & Francine Tushak

Two women who had never previously met bonded while visiting The Courage to Remember, a Holocaust exhibit held at the Vista Library.

Doris Martin (left) is a Holocaust survivor from Poland who has written a book about her experiences titled "Kiss Every Step." Her entire family of seven survived the war and were reunited after the war in their village. None had known what had happened to or where their other family members were during the war.

Francine Tushak (right) was the widow of an Austrian-born Jew who fled to the U.S. in 1941, joined the U.S. Army, and went back to Europe to fight. In the mid-1960s, she and her husband went to Europe. At that time, he discovered the fate of his parents. When visiting in Poland, he saw their names engraved on a memorial at one of the death camps; their date of death was 1942.