Sindhu Bharathi Anandan
This year will witness the 10th anniversary of 26/11 attacks at Mumbai. Death toll took to nearly 175(166+9 terrorists) and remained one of the deadliest terrorist attacks India has ever encounter. Gavriel Noach Hotzberg and Mrs. Rivika Hotzberg, who ran a cultural and outreach centre for the Chabad- Lubavitch movement at the Nariman House lost their lives.
Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, on his visit to Israel had met this young boy and arranged for a special visa for his multiple visits to India as a warm gesture of hospitality.
Simon Rosenberg, Moshe’s grandfather has accompanied him for the visit. Both of them will be joining Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (19.01.2018) for opening a memorial for all the victims of 26/11 attack. “The living memorial “will include top two floors plus terrace of The Nariman House where a special place is been allotted for the Mr and Mrs Hotzberg.
Sandra Samuels, Indian nanny of Moshe, who is also accompanying him, saved him during the 26/11 attack and the Israeli government has awarded her with special Israeli citizenship.
Moshe, who is on a six day trip to India seems strongly bonded to Mumbai and hopes to live in the city someday.