這個新聞其實出來一陣子了,台灣電視應該(?)也有報
發生兇案時有一位教授擋住門讓學生逃生但自己被兇手射殺
因為這個消息有一段時間了所以相關的翻譯應該很多
可是我還是翻了


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.

His son, Joe Librescu, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his mother received e-mails from students shortly after learning of her husband's death.

"My father blocked the doorway with his body and asked the students to flee," Joe Librescu said in a telephone interview from his home outside of Tel Aviv. "Students started opening windows and jumping out."

Joe Librescu told CNN that one of the e-mails was from the last student left in the room. The student said he looked back and saw his teacher struggling to hold the door, and "he was torn between jumping out the window and coming and helping my dad."

"He chose, and possibly made the right decision, to jump out the window," the son said.

The gunman, identified as 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui, an English major and native of        South Korea, killed 32 people before committing suicide, officials said, in what was the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.

Librescu, 76, had known hardship since his childhood.

When Romania joined forces with Nazi Germany in World War II, he was first interned at a labor camp in Transnistria and then deported along with his family and thousands of other Jews to a ghetto in the Romanian city of Focsani, his son said.

According to a report compiled by the Romanian government in 2004, between 280,000 and 380,000 Jews were killed by Romania's Nazi-allied regime during the war.

"We were in Romania during the Second World War, and we were Jews there among the Germans, and among the anti-Semitic Romanians," Marlena Librescu told Israeli Channel 10 TV on Tuesday.

After the war, Librescu became a successful engineer under the postwar communist government and worked at Romania's aerospace agency. But his career was stymied in the 1970s because he refused to swear allegiance to dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's regime, his son said, and he was later fired when he requested permission to move to Israel.

After years of government refusal, according to his son, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin personally intervened to get the family an emigration permit. They moved to Israel in 1978

Librescu left Israel for Virginia in 1985 for a year sabbatical, but eventually made the move permanent, said Joe Librescu, who himself studied at Virginia Tech from 1989-1994. The elder Librescu, who was an engineering and math lecturer at the school, published extensively and received numerous awards for his work.

"His work was his life in a sense," his son said.

In Romania, the academic community mourned Librescu's death.

"It is a great loss," said Ecaterina Andronescu, rector of the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, where Librescu graduated in 1953. "We have immense consideration for the way he reacted and defended his students with his life."

At the university, where Librescu received an honorary degree in 2000, his picture was placed on a table and a candle was lit. People lay flowers nearby.

Professor Nicolae Serban Tomescu described Librescu as "strong and dignified."

"He had a huge affection for his students and he sacrificed his life for them," Tomescu told AP Television News.


從納粹大屠殺中存活了下來的Liviu Librescu在維吉尼亞理工大學槍擊案中因阻止兇手攻擊學生而遇害。他英勇的行為稍後在獲救學生傳給他妻子的e-mail中被揭露。

Librescu是一名航空工程師,在學校已任教超過20年。在禮拜一的屠殺中用自己的身體擋住教室門好讓學生門逃生直到他被射殺,當天同時也是猶太紀念日。

他的兒子Joe Librescy在星期二告訴美聯社他的母親在得知丈夫死訊後不久收到了學生們寄來的電子郵件。

「我的父親用身體擋住門並叫學生快跑。」Joe Librescu在台拉維夫的家中接受電話訪問時說,「學生們開始跳窗。」
Joe Librescu告訴CNN其中一封email是當時最後離開教室的學生寄來的。這位學生說他回頭看到教授掙扎著擋住門,「他在跳窗和回頭幫助我爸爸之間猶豫。」

「最後他選擇跳窗,那可能是正確的判斷。」Joe說

官方表示兇手是23歲的南韓裔英語系學生趙承輝,他在殺了32個人後自殺身亡。是美國近代歷史上最血腥的一場屠殺。

享壽76歲的Librescu自孩童時代便飽受苦難。

當羅馬尼亞在第二次世界大戰時加入德國納粹後,他先是被拘留在德涅斯特河沿岸共和國的勞動營,而後與家人和其他上千名猶太人一起被驅逐到羅馬尼亞的Focsani的一個居住區。

根據羅馬尼亞政府在2004所編寫的一份報告指出,在大戰期間共有二十八萬至三十八萬猶太人被羅馬尼亞納粹黨所殺害。

「我們二次大戰期間待在羅馬尼亞,那裡還有許多德國人和反閃族羅馬尼亞人。」Marlena Librescu在星期二時這樣告訴以色列第十頻道電視。

戰爭結束後,Librescu成為了傑出的航空動力學工程師並在戰後的共產主義政府航空部門底下工作。但他的仕途在1970年代被阻礙,因為他拒絕向獨裁者Nicolae Ceausescu政權效忠。而後當他要求移居以色列的許可時就被開除了。

在經過多年政府的拒絕後,經由他的兒子牽線,以色列總理 Menachem Begin 親自出面才使他們一家拿到移民許可,在1978年搬至以色列。

Librescu在1985年離開以色列到維吉尼亞洲度為期一年的休假,但最後就在此地永久住下來,Joe表示。Joe自己也曾在1989-1994年期間就讀於維吉尼亞理工大學。Librescu在校教授工程及數學,出版了大量的相關書籍並因研究得獎無數。

「他的研究就像是他的生命一樣」他的兒子說。

羅馬尼亞的學術界哀悼Librescu的去世。

「這是巨大的損失」Librescu位於布魯塞爾的母校Polytechnic University校長Ecaterina Andronescu說,「我們對於他以生命為保護學生的舉動致上崇高的敬意。」

Librescu曾在2000年於母校接受榮譽學位。他的照片被擺在桌上,旁邊點著蠟燭。人們將花束放在周圍。

Nicolae Serban Tomescu 教授形容Librescu活得「堅強且有尊嚴」

「他熱愛他的學生們並為他們而犧牲。」Tomescu這麼告訴AP電視新聞。



我第一次看到這則新聞的時候哭了
在看到最後一個離開的學生那裡...

May all the victims rest in peace.

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