One Year Later: We Remember the Victims of Mumbai Terror

One Year Later: We Remember the Victims of Mumbai Terror

November 24, 2009

On November 26, 2008, Islamist terrorists from Pakistan launched attacks on the leading hotels in Mumbai, the central train station, and also stormed the city's Chabad House. By the time Indian commandoes retook the hotels and Chabad House, 170 people had been killed and hundreds wounded. All six Jewish hostages at the Chabad House including Rabbi and Mrs. Holtzberg had been murdered.

Chabad House, Mumbai: At a memorial service one year after the terrorist attacks, religious leaders gathered in solidarity and prayer. Pictured L-R: Israeli Consul General Orna Sagiv, Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz, Director of Chabad Mumbai Relief Fund, The Honorable D.R. Kaarthikeyan, Former Director of CBI, SWC Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Swami Gnanatej, Senior Swami Art of Living Foundation and Father Caesar D'Mello, Rector, Cathedral of the Holy Name at Colaba, Mumbai.

Spiritual leaders representing several religions around the world make their way to Chabad House for a memorial service for the 26/11 victims.
Trident Hotel: Religious leaders from nine faith communities and a survivor of 26/11 spoke at a solidarity gathering co-sponsored by the SWC and The Art of Living Foundation.

The bedroom of then-2-year-old, Moshe Holtzberg who was rescued by his Indian nanny. Six Jews were killed at the Chabad Center, including Moshe's parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper listening to a poem written by Rajita Bagga, a survivor of 26/11. She and her husband escaped after being held hostage fro 13 hours at the Taj Hotel. Click here to read poem...


Media coverage from across India and around the world

Photos: Ted Gover


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