Hanna Yarmarkov lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has the most compelling history with the song. She learned it as a child in Israel, and sang it at her 50th birthday party in memory of her parents, both Holocaust survivors.
Felicia Sloin is a cantorial soloist and music teacher in Northampton, Massachusetts. She first learned the song to sing it at a memorial service for Alix’s mother, Sarah, and last year, taught it to her students at a Jewish school where she teaches.
William Dreyfoos is an attorney and composer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He arranged the song to be sung by the William Baker Festival Singers, a choral group.
Virginia Burton Stringer
Virginia Burton Stringer is a playwright and author of young adult fiction who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. She wrote a play called “Can You Hear Them Crying,” about children in the Holocaust, and ended it with the song.