'Tsum besern morgn' (Toward a better tomorrow) was written by Kasriel Broydo, one of the Vilna ghetto theatre's most popular and prolific writers. Although Broydo did not belong to a resistance organisation, some of his songs – including this one – show clear sympathy for the partisans' cause. The rousing and encouraging lyrics urge ghetto inmates to 'stride further, always ever on!', even when prospects look bleak.

(Mir shpannen) tsum bessern morgn” taken from the CD "Rise up and fight! Songs of Jewish Partisans (1996)", courtesy of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (www.ushmm.org).