Jerry Gordon over at Israpundit on the Holocaust survivor that blocked the door to save lives and lost his in the process. Please read it all here.
Hero Israeli professor killed in US attack
Among the victims of yesterday tragic massacre at Virginia Tech was an Israeli engineering professor on sabbatical, Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor originally from Romania. He was a valiant hero who saved the lives of his students.
The Jerusalem Post, April 17, 2007
As Jews worldwide honored on Monday the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust, a 75-year-old survivor sacrificed his life to save his students in Monday’s shooting at Virginia Tech college that left 32 dead and over two dozen wounded.Professor Liviu Librescu threw himself in front of the shooter,who had attempted to enter his classroom. The Israeli mechanics and engineering lecturer was shot to death, “but all the students lived - because of him,” Virginia Tech student Asael Arad - also an Israeli - told Army Radio.
Librescu’s wife, Marlena, told the NRG Web site that her husband had loved his job with “all his heart and his soul.”
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UPDATE: Taranto reminds us it was on Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day. What can I say?
When Romania joined forces with Nazi Germany in World War II, the young Librescu was interned in a labor camp, and then sent along with his family and thousands of other Jews to a central ghetto in the city of Focsani, his son said. Hundreds of thousands of Romanian Jews were killed by the collaborationist regime during the war.
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UPDATE: End school shootings now.