Yeah, I thought it was odd that Monday was Yom Hashoah also.
I don’t know how much time he had to think. But if you read a lot of survivors’ memoirs, a lot of them managed to survive by just being lucky- the gun jammed, Hungarian folks (I think- could be wrong) surreptitiously threw bread to those on the death march, your friend instead of you got sent to get water but collapsed on the way just before you were liberated.
Maybe he was one who survived due to the actions of others, and decided to repay the favor.
I dunno. I’m trying to avoid the media frenzy (haven’t turned on the TV in days) but when I heard of Liviu I read a few articles. Very few events that aren’t immediately connected to me make me cry, but this did. A very brave and selfless act.
He was a man who’d seen firsthand that all that evil needs to triumph is for good men to do nothing. I doubt he could have lived with himself if he hadn’t tried to stop the shooter. In the end, though, it doesn’t matter why he did it, all that matters is that he did do it.
hawthorne: here’s what you need. I must be in excellent health, my digestion is just fine even after reading this thread. I feel like Superposter - able to read any thread without the risk of suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease!