After 10 years, Nariman House to be converted into 'living memorial': All you need to know
The Nariman House, that witnessed the 26/11 terror attacks, is being converted into a 'living memorial' dedicated to those killed in the carnage.
Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, the Jewish couple who served as directors at the Nariman House, also known as the Chabad House, were killed along with six others when the place came under attack by 10 Pakistani terrorists during the November 2008 attacks. However, their son, Moshe Holtzberg, who was two years old then and was saved by his Indian nanny.
The memorial, being set up by Jewish organisation Chabad-Lubavitch, will be formally announced at an event during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit, Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky, director of Nariman House, said.
Some interesting facts:
- The 'living memorial' will include the apartment where the Holtzbergs lived, as well as the sites where the killings happened. The terrace of the Nariman House will be turned into a garden where names of all the victims will be engraved.
- The 'living memorial' is being designed by an Israeli designer, who is a specialist in designing "experience centres" across the world.
- The memorial has been designed to educate and inspire people of all faiths to act for the betterment of themselves, their communities and the world.
- The memorial at the Nariman House will put the spotlight on the lives of Rabbi Gavriel and his wife and the ideals and values that catalysed them to pursue their lives for the benefit of the humanity.
- The terrace of the Nariman House will be turned into a garden where names of all the victims will be engraved.
- The fourth floor will house a museum, which will be open to visitors from India and the world.