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  • Filibustering for gun control, senator invokes heroism of Holocaust survivor

    June 16, 2016 | 2:46 pm

    In the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, engineering professor Liviu Librescu, a Romania-born Israeli Holocaust survivor, died blocking the classroom door and shouting “hurry” as his students fled through a window.

    It was Yom Hashoah, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

  • Righteous Heroes

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Many years ago, I reported on a conference at Princeton bringing a handful of Righteous Gentiles, who had risked their lives to rescue Jews during the Nazi era, together with a few dozen Holocaust scholars.

    In essence, the scholars were trying to figure out what made the rescuers...
  • The tragic irony of a hero in Virginia

    By Samantha Simons

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Irony. In a book or a movie, it's the writer's way of giving the observer a slap in the face. People attempt to expect the unexpected, but when it actually happens no one is prepared.

    When irony happens in real life it is usually so imaginative, not even the greatest of writers...
  • Liviu Librescu z’‘l

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Berserkers

    By Rob Eshman

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Many years ago, as a freelance writer, I ghost wrote a book about serial killers and mass murderers. I threw myself into the research: one chapter per serial killer, a dozen chapters in all; one sick, depraved, horrific story after another. The men who committed these crimes had a...
  • Briefs: Israeli professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech; Ariel Sharon -- signs of sentience

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech

    Among the things said to have inspired Liviu Librescu to leave his home in Israel and resettle in southwest Virginia was the area's pastoral surroundings.

    A professor of engineering at Tel Aviv University, Librescu...