A teacher at Virginia Tech. He died when a student went on a killing spree. Liviu Librescu survived the Holocaust. He survived in Communist Romania. He was a very smart man and, in his final moments, proved himself a hero. Liviu blocked the door to his class so his students could escape. He was shot around five times but his noble sacrifice acheived the desired end. His class (save for one) escaped to safety.
If any of you want a definition of selflessness then look no further than this man. Life had given him a bad deal from childhood yet when push came to shove his compassionate, brave spirit could not be crushed.
He is burried in Israel. At last beyond the hardships of this world.
Liviu Librescu sacrificed his own life to save his students.