Mumbai is a lot safer now, says 'Baby' Moshe's grandfather

He further informed that Moshe is happy to be here but slightly tired from the travel. He is ready to go back to Nirman House - his home and one of the targets of the 26/11 attack Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 16, 2018, 05.25 AM (IST)


Moshe Holtzberg, one of the youngest survivors of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, arrived in the city for the first time since 2008, when he lost both his parents – Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka Holtzberg – at Chabad House, South Mumbai. 

Moshe miraculously survived after his maid Sandra Samuel rescued him and was taken by his maternal grandparents who rushed to Mumbai even as the attack was unfolding in the city.

Moshe's grandfather said on Tuesday that Mumbai is a lot safer now and said that it is a very special day today.

Rabbi Holtzberg Nachman, Grandfather of Moshe Holtzberg said, "This is a very special day. Thank God that Moshe could come again. Mumbai is a lot safer now."

He further informed that Moshe is happy to be here but slightly tired from the travel. He is ready to go back to Nirman House - his home and one of the targets of the 26/11 attack. 

He was only two when terrorists killed his parents at Mumbai's Jewish house. Then 'Baby Moshe' became a face of the innocent victims of ruthless terrorism.

Moshe's parents had moved to Mumbai seven years before the attack to work at the Chabad House. After the attack, Moshe's maternal grandparents took him to Afula, a city in Israel for his safety and comfort.