Baltimore's Martin Willen sang, "Just A Little Love, A Little Kiss," during the first part of the 1943 Christmas Day program. He dedicated the song to his wife, Miriam, whom he married in 1941. Willen was a classically trained singer, having received scholarships to the Peabody Institute both before and after the war. During the war he performed as a cantor for Jewish religious services, but was also asked to sing at Catholic and Protestant services as well. In 1945, after Allied forces entered Germany a photo was published in Life Magazine showing Willen serving as cantor in a Jewish service performed in Rheydt Castle. The photo showed Willen and Rabbi Manuel Poliakoff, also of Baltimore, performing service in front of a Nazi flag. The castle in which the service was held had once belonged to Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda chief. Following the war, Willen returned to Baltimore and went into the jewelry business where he earned a reputation as a diamond expert. He also continued to sing in his synagogue choir and on high holy days he served as cantor at a synagogue in Wierton, WV. He and Miriam were married for 63 years until her death in 2005. He died in 2011 at 96.