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Liviu Librescu’s Strong Moral Fibre At Virginia Tech

by | 17th, April 2007

LIVIU Librescu survived the Germans and the Nazis and then was killed at Viginia Tech. He is now the totem the news agencies can rally around.

On Channel 4, news anchor Jon Snow has been having a conversation with Librescu’s son Arie Librescu, whose English is at best rusty.

Snow says that because the elder Librescu survived the Holocaust he was of “strong moral fibre”. How does Snow know this? Many Holocaust survivors would just say they were lucky. Did Snow meet Librescu? If he had he’d surely mention it. Snow would have the scoop.

Anyhow, this is the report on Librescu.

This from Israel National News:

“As Israel observed Holocaust Day, thousands of miles away, A Romanian-born Holocaust survivor gave his life in another senseless murder – and apparently in an act of heroism.

Among the 32 people killed by a lone gunman at Virginia Tech Monday is 77-year-old engineering professor, Liviu Librescu, a citizen of Israel. According to eyewitness accounts, Librescu ran to the door of his classroom and blocked it with his body – preventing the gunman from entering but getting shot to death himself as a result.

Alec Calhoun, a 20-year-old student who had been in Librescu’s class in room 204, told a reporter that at 9:05 a.m. they heard screams and a loud banging sound from the next-door classroom.

When the students realized it was gunfire, he said, some hid behind tables, and others leapt from the classroom’s windows. Calhoun himself was among the last to jump.

“Before I jumped from the window, I turned around and looked at the professor, who stayed behind, maybe to block the door. He had been killed.”

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