YOYSEF VAYSMAN (b. 1885)
He was born in Bukovina. He received both a Jewish and a general education. In 1906 he studied at the technical senior high school in Vienna. At the same time, he was an active Jewish cultural leader. He chaired the Viennese Jewish student association, “Jewish culture.” He was a member of the organizing committee for the Czernowitz Yiddish Language Conference in 1908, and he opened the preconference on August 29. He lived in Vienna until the early years of the twentieth century and later traveled to a number of countries. He published articles on Yiddish literature in Lemberger togblat (Lemberg daily newspaper), Moyshe Frostig’s Kalenders (Calendars), Der yudisher arbayter (The Jewish worker), and Avrom Reyzen’s Eyropeishe literatur (European literature). Further information about him remains unknown.
Sources: Di ershte yidishe shprakh-konferents (The first Yiddish language conference) (Vilna, 1931), pp. 61, 63; M. Naygreshl, in Fun noentn over (New York) 1 (1955), p. 256.
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