Category Archive 'Liviu Librescu'

17 Apr 2007

76-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Dies Saving Students

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Liviu Librescu, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Jerusalem Post:

a 76-year-old (Holocaust) survivor sacrificed his life to save his students in Monday’s shooting at Virginia Tech College that left 33 dead and over two dozen wounded.

Professor Liviu Librescu, 76, threw himself in front of the shooter when the man 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.

Several of Librescu’s other students sent e-mails to his wife, Marlena, telling of how he had blocked the gunman’s way and saved their lives.

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