17 April 2007 by Published in: current events 2 comments

is more heroes.

And if there’s anyone who thinks surviving the Holocaust isn’t in itself heroic, how about throwing yourself in front of a gunman to save your students?

I am awed and humbled by this example of human courage. Thank you, Liviu Librescu, for your example.

Link located at and echoed from Transylvanian Dutch’s blog. It merits, in my opinion, the widest possible dissemination.


Tue 17th Apr 2007 at 7:56 pm

An amazing story of courage. It’s completely humbling.

Tue 17th Apr 2007 at 9:02 pm

In an email this afternoon, I wrote, "If there’s any justice this is the guy that will be remembered from this."

He was only allowed to leave Romania and move to Israel after a personal appeal to Ceaucescu from Begin. He was a big deal.

All day my friends, almost all of whom went to Tech, have been glued to the news sites looking for tiny glimmers of meaning. Professor Librescu is the closest I’ve come to finding any.

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