Harry Reicher


On Oct. 27, Harry Reicher, 66, adjunct law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, passed away. One of Australia’s leading international law and taxation experts, Reicher taught law for 19 years at Penn. He was known for his Law and the Holocaust and International Human Rights courses – in 2003, he was honored with the law school’s inaugural adjunct teaching award. From 1995 to 2004, he promoted human rights and religious freedom as representative to the United Nations for Agudath Israel World Organization, an international NGO with consultative status to the U.N. During his tenure, he worked to preserve and protect Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe and help Jewish schools threatened with closure.

In 2004, President George W. Bush appointed Reicher to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which oversees the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He served until 2008,
and also served on the museum’s Academic Committee and Committee on Conscience.

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  1. I was shocked and saddened to read that my friend and mentor Prof. R. Harry Reicher was niftar. While living in Brooklyn, I was a regular attendee at his Shabbat morning class in the classic writings of the great Chasidic Masters. The class would always conclude with that which we would refer to as “the lollypop,” a short sweet thought of a Master. May the erudite sweetness which he brought to so many be his everlasting legacy.
    conclude with what wareferred to ass


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