Der komitetshik

The Yiddish song 'Der komitetshik' (The committee man) was written by Nosn Markovski in the Kovno ghetto in 1942, based on a melody by the Soviet film composer Isaak Dunaevski. It satirically foregrounds inequalities between ghetto inmates, contrasting those who have access to good food and living conditions with the many in the ghetto who do not.