Holocaust survivor is hero of Virginia tragedy

Lliviu LibrescuStories like this one more than make up for the ones about greed, arrogance, and hatred:

JERUSALEM (AP) – Liviu Librescu survived the Nazi Holocaust. He died trying to keep a gunman from shooting his students in a killing spree at Virginia Tech — a heroic feat later recounted in e-mails from students to his wife.

Librescu, an aeronautics engineer and teacher at the school for 20 years, saved the lives of several students by using his body to barricade a classroom door before he was gunned down in Monday’s massacre, which coincided with Holocaust Remembrance Day.


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