© 2019 by Romi Kupfer

singing swallows

© Photography by Peter Haskin/AJN 

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© Photography by Peter Haskin

Singing Swallows is a compilation of four Holocaust stories, created for young audiences between the ages of nine and 18 years old. Each story focuses on four different journeys of Jewish children/young adults during the Holocaust. The stories, compiled from interviews with Holocaust survivors are voice recorded by young Jewish children in primary school. 

Singing Swallows is a new contemporary way of Holocaust storytelling, achieving to tell the stories without passing on trauma to the audience alongside helping the children engage with the stories as they would with a Holocaust survivor. 


Written and Directed by Romi Kupfer

Based on truthful recounts of Holocaust experiences

Sound Design by Justin Gardam

Lighting Design by John Collopy

Set Design  by Romi Kupfer

Art Design by Edden Yemini


Ellie Goldenberg

Noah Goldenberg

Jasmine Filer

Zac Maidenberg

Raymond Kupfer


Tammy Cohen

Romi Kupfer

Special Thanks to MAPA 

Venue: Monash University

Date: October 2016

Singing Swallows was initially performed as part of my Honours research inquiry, since then it has been performed multiple times for schools and young audiences. 


"I have felt there is a void to sharing these days with younger children, in terms of availing age appropriate, emotionally sensitive material... Romi and her team were able to help us fill that void this year"  Rivka Measey Leibler Yavneh College Primary Coordinator of Informal Jewish Education