Above: Moshe Holtzberg in 2008
Son Of Mumbai Chabad House Terror Victims Wants To Return To India
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Moshe Holtzberg wants to go home for a visit.
Holtzberg was only 2-years-old when his parents and four others were massacred by Islamic terrorists in their Mumbai, India Chabad House, known locally as Nariman House, on Thanksgiving 2008.
Now Moshe, who was rescued from the terror attack by his Indian nanny Sandra Samuel and who now lives in Afula, Israel with his maternal grandparents – wants to go home to India to visit the place his parents were murdered, his maternal grandfather, Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg, told the Times of India.
Sandra Samuel, went with Moshe to Israel immediately after the terror attack and still lives with him there today.
"Sandra is still with us. The bond between Moshe and his nanny is spiritual and he still can't do without her. The love is mutual,” Rosenberg reportedly said.
“[Moshe] keeps asking me questions about the place where his parents were killed and he wants to see it to say a final goodbye to them. But he still loves India and his love for the country is unconditional,” Rosenberg said.
According to Rosenberg, Moshe is a big fan of Indian food prepared by Samuel.
"He loves idlis and dosas, thanks to his nanny. And we are more than happy watching him eat whatever he likes,” Rosenberg said.
After the murders, the Rosenberg’s and others fought with Chabad’s international administration over control of Nariman House, its future use, and for control over the international relief fund Chabad set up to take donations to pay for Moshe’s food, housing, clothing, medical care and schooling until reaches adulthood and marries.
Although Chabad promised a public third party accounting of the funds raised and their distribution, no such accounting has ever been made public.