Moshe Holtzberg: Survivor of 2008 attack returns to Mumbai


Close to a decade after 2-year-old Moshe Holtzberg was heroically rescued by his former nanny, Sandra Samuel, from Nariman (Chabad) House during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, the two of them are once again back in Nariman House. Moshe, now 11, has lived in Israel since the attack, and this is his first trip back to Mumbai.

They are in India together with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to unveil the plans for a Living Memorial (see here for more details) and a plaque dedicated to Moshe’s parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, who were the co-director of Chabad of Mumbai, and were murdered in the terror attack.

The directors of Chabad of Mumbai, Rabbi Israel and Chaya Kozlovsky, greeted Moshe, Sandra and Moshe’s grandparents, who are accompanying him on the trip. In 2014 the Kozlovskys reopened Nariman House after rebuilding it and are now embarking on the Living Memorial project.