26/11: Baby Moshe’s nanny to be honoured
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 15:07
Jerusalem: Sandra Samuel, the brave Indian nanny who became famous for showing exemplary courage in saving the life of a toddler risking her own during the 26/11 terror attacks on Nariman House in Mumbai, would be honoured by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.

The public recognition of Samuel's brave act will be made at the Ceremony of Remembrance of the Day of the Holocaust and Heroism as Israel prepares for Independence Day celebrations next week.

The Indian nanny captured worldwide attention as she barged into the Chabad house, amid shooting by terrorists all around her, and rescued two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg from the clutches of death.

She has been living with Moshe and his grandparents in Israel since then, and was conferred a honourary citizenship by Israel last year.

Moshe, who lost his parents Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg in the Mumbai terror attack, has been chosen to light one of the torches, along with his grandparents, at the official ceremony of the Day of Independence of Israel next week.


First Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 15:07

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