Liviu Librescu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Liviu Librescu

Romanian-Israeli-American scientist and Holocaust survivor, killed in Virginia Tech massacre

Date of Birth: 18-Aug-1930

Place of Birth: Ploiești, Prahova County, Romania

Date of Death: 16-Apr-2007

Profession: engineer, professor, mathematician, pedagogue, aerospace engineer

Nationality: United States, Israel

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Liviu Librescu

  • Liviu Librescu (Romanian pronunciation: ['livju li'bresku]; Hebrew: ????? ????????; August 18, 1930 – April 16, 2007) was a Romanian–American scientist and engineer.
  • A prominent academic in addition to being a survivor of the Holocaust, his major research fields were aeroelasticity and aerodynamics. Librescu is most widely known for his actions during the Virginia Tech shooting, when he held the doors to his lecture hall closed, allowing all but one of his students enough time to escape through the windows.
  • Shot and killed during the attack, Librescu was posthumously awarded the Order of the Star of Romania, the country's highest civilian honor.
  • Coincidentally, Librescu's act of heroism happened on the 27th of Nisan in the Jewish lunar calendar.
  • That date is Yom HaShoah, which is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. At the time of his death, he was Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech.

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