'Yidish tango' (Yiddish tango) was written by Ruven Tsarfat, an active journalist and literary figure in the Kovno ghetto. Tsarfat reworked the words of the popular pre-war hit ‘Shpil zhe mir a lidele oyf yidish’ (Sing for me a little song in Yiddish) by Henech Kon, turning it into a resistance song 'about exiles, / About a people scattered, banished, cast out'.

From the CD Hidden History: Songs of the Kovno Ghetto (1997), courtesy of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.