YARDENYE FAYN (JORDANA FAIN) (1917-July 8, 1967)
She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she received a secular Jewish and general education. She graduated from a drama school. She directed and acted on the Yiddish and the Spanish stage. From 1936 she published children’s stories and translations in Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper), Yugent-vegn (Youth ways), Argentiner beymelekh (Little Argentinian trees), and Der shpigl (The mirror), among others, in Buenos Aires; and Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal. Two of her children’s stories were included in Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Jewish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944). She translated from Spanish: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Dos ingl fun karaskal (The boy from Carrascal [original: El niño de Carrascal]) (Buenos Aires, 1941), 32 pp. She died in Buenos Aires.
Sources: Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentine (The published Yiddish word in Argentina), vol. 1 (Buenos Aires, 1941), pp. 140, 175, 250; V. Bresler, Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Jewish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944), p. 921; Pinye Kats, Geklibene shriftn (Selected writings), vol. 7 (Buenos Aires, 1947), p. 164.
Khayim Leyb Fuks