According to Nick Appelbaum, of Ralph Appelbaum Associates, New York who is working on the museum and memorial project, The memorial will be the first of its kind in Mumbai and India, wherein the names of every individual who perished in the attacks will be inscribed on the 26/11 memorial. The memorial is scheduled to be built on the terrace of the Chabad house as a symbol of tolerance, solidarity and peace.
The Museum which will be on two dedicated floors in the house, will be a state of the art set up but keeping the history and authenticity of the place intact. Appelbaum added that, We do not want to white wash history and keep certain parts the way the terrorists had left it, but our aim to provide the world a perspective that there is hope in darkness and a candle can light up a dark room. We intend to narrate positive stories on universal moral principles through the museum and take a comment for visitors to make a commitment toward a better world. The museum experience is going to be a visual experience of both sight and sound, from despair to hope.
Rabbi Moshe Gourarie, who is also working on the museum and memorial project, said, The museum is for one and all. It will provide an insight into Jewish life, culture and living. The experience will be educational and fun with interesting glimpses of life and living. The fifth floor of the museum will be recreated as the house of the late Rabbi and will be a walk-in experience on the culture and tradition on a race and religion. Chabad international is responsible for the fund raising of both the museum and memorial which is said to be approximately US$2.5 million.