death occurred recently of Professor Harold Fisch, who
taught in the Department of English Literature at Leeds
for several years before emigrating to Israel. The following
obituary notice has been contributed by his brother, Mr
I Fisch, a local Solicitor.
Harold Fisch died in Jerusalem, Israel on the 8 November
2001. He served in World War II in the Royal Navy as a
naval officer in corvettes and destroyers. He was a Lecturer
in English Literature at Leeds University from 1950 to
1958. He settled permanently in Israel in 1958 and was
appointed Professor of English Literature at The Bar-llan
University, seeing it grow from small beginnings to one
of the largest in Israel. He was appointed Rector of the
University for some years. He was also appointed as a
member of the Israel Delegation to the United Nations
was a prolific author of many books of scholarship and
was awarded the Israel Prize for literature last year.
Many of his books concerned Shakespeare, Milton and Blake.
is deeply mourned by his wife and five children and their
families and his brother and two sisters and their families.