Brooklyn rabbi remembers Va. Tech victim
It's difficult to believe one year has passed since Virginia Tech massacre. But as family and friends mourn today at remembrance ceremonies in Blacksburg, Va., a rabbi in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, honors Professor Liviu Librescu, who saved at least 22 people that fateful day by blocking the gunman and enabling his students to escape.
Librescu, a Holocaust survivor, was one of the 32 victims of the massacre.
Rabbi Shea Hecht, co-chairman of the Crown Heights Coalition, has produced an powerful 10-minute video documentary chronicling the life of Librescu, a Romanian-born "scientific superstar" who developed an experimental aircraft. Called "Courage Under Fire," Hecht remembers Librescu's heroism.