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.