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Dan Radcliffe Narrates Short Film for 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted by: Edward
October 29, 2009, 09:41 PM

Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe has lent his voice as narrator to a short film entitled The Legacy of Hope for the 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.  Our Order Partner reports that the film focuses on the survivors of the Holocaust during World War II and their stories.  This film can be viewed online via the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website right here.

In a press release, Mr. Radcliffe explains his involvement in the short film by saying:

"When I was approached to narrate this short film, The Legacy of Hope, I felt very privileged. I felt that in a very small way I was contributing to the remembrance of these tragic and horrendous events, whilst also commemorating all those people who refused to let the horrors they had lived through dictate the tone of the rest of their lives.
"The surest shield we have against future atrocities is our knowledge and our emotional understanding of what has happened in the past. The chance to help the vital work done by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust could not be turned down."
The press release goes on to quote Carly Whyborn, Chief Executive Officer of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, who says, "With this year's theme - The Legacy of Hope – it is entirely fitting that Daniel, who is so well known amongst younger audiences, has narrated our film, which will be shown at HMD events across the UK. Through the film, people will have the opportunity to listen to the memories of survivors like Ben, Lily and Iby and think about what action they can take after HMD which will have a positive impact on their community.”

The 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day will mark the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.  With their efforts the HMD Trust aims to offer "an opportunity to listen to the voices from the Holocaust and Nazi persecution, and to make the lessons of hope for a safer, inclusive society where the differences between us are respected a reality today and in the future."  For more information, please click here.

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259 Points

His voice is almost as good as Morgan Freeman’s lmao. I liked the short film, and I encourage everyone to watch it. Its only nine minutes long, and it’s really worth it.

4151 Points


Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on October 30, 2009, 03:41 PM report to moderator
259 Points

I posted it on digg, givin all the credit to Leaky and Edward of course, but its there.

1549 Points

well. he has a good voice. and i he is very honored and privileged to do it. :)
go dan!

Posted by vampressISap0tter *ROAR* on October 30, 2009, 03:55 PM report to moderator
774 Points

so awesome. really inspiring for dan to do something like this _

Posted by iheartpink(ROAR) on October 30, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

wing, can you please stop posting hahaha it is very disrespectful.

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 30, 2009, 04:16 PM report to moderator
1479 Points

Great for Dan! He is awesome!

Posted by magicmaniac on October 30, 2009, 05:15 PM report to moderator
4881 Points

Well done to Dan, and to the people who made this…events such as these cannot and should not be forgotten by anyone. Ever.

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on October 30, 2009, 05:19 PM report to moderator
1479 Points

I saw the video it was so sad! Isn’t Dan jewish? I think he is. Good job speaking about that.

Posted by magicmaniac on October 30, 2009, 05:19 PM report to moderator
20305 Points

It’s wonderful that he’s doing something for a cause like this.

Posted by friendofblob on October 30, 2009, 05:25 PM report to moderator
3750 Points

How touching, something we should all see!

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on October 30, 2009, 05:32 PM report to moderator
363 Points

Good to see. Too many young people today have no understanding of the Holocaust and this needs to be rectified. Some young people (including some famous celebreties) seem to think naziism is a joke. People should never forget what WW2 was about.

Posted by KiwiBrian on October 30, 2009, 07:34 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

wow. it was really wonderful of dan to narrate that.i have been taught so much about the holocaust because my school at one point abandoned all rade required corriculem and had every subject incorperate the holocaust into them, some half way through the year started crying at what they were reading and teaching….i was sick of the subject it was so depressing….i also watched boy in the stripped pajams last weekend-i nearly cried!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 30, 2009, 10:10 PM report to moderator
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Posted by wing on October 30, 2009, 10:44 PM report to moderator
3417 Points

Excellent feature for Dan to lend his voice & esteem to!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on October 30, 2009, 11:03 PM report to moderator
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