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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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646 Points

I loved watching the short film! It was heart-wrenching to hear their stories. I’ve taken the history of the holocaust at university, but each story still gets to me. I’m soft-hearted, and that says it all.

Posted by Owlpost Hedwig on November 01, 2009, 12:10 AM report to moderator
227 Points

I think that this is really great, but im not sure why they asked Dan to do it lol :)

Posted by GryffindorGirl115 {ROAR!} on November 01, 2009, 02:55 AM report to moderator
3187 Points

dan’s always willing to devote his time and talent to a great cause! we love you dan :)

Posted by harrygetsme on November 01, 2009, 08:06 AM report to moderator
1661 Points

That’s so awesome of Dan to do. I love his voice. The Holocaust survivor’s stories were so moving. I can’t believe it’s only been 66 years!

Posted by cghambright on November 01, 2009, 10:56 PM report to moderator
508 Points

Dan is so superb, no one can say he is just a famous name, or that he is just handasome or something, he’s really got some stuff in him, and that is really rare now in this world! Great work Dan, we love ya, always will have our wishes, hopes nad our support!

Posted by Sanju on November 02, 2009, 03:49 AM report to moderator
3526 Points

I honestly didn’t know there was a holocaust memorial day , good job for Dan though, that’s really great of him, I look foreward to watching it :)

Posted by DesQueJteVois on November 02, 2009, 10:05 AM report to moderator
4007 Points

wow what a feature…well done by dan as well

Posted by KC Nox on November 03, 2009, 07:41 AM report to moderator
508 Points

His voice is so powerful and will reach out to everyone, it’s such a heart rending video…. Dan is really nice to do this, to make a contribution to this. He just gets the whole feeling of what a tragedy took place… Dan has done a wonderful, fantanstic job…. you’re great, and we’re so proud of the fact that we can say that you are terrific.

Posted by Sanju on November 04, 2009, 01:46 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

Oooh! Good for Him!!!! Its good that he is doing that!

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on November 04, 2009, 12:30 PM report to moderator
3153 Points

It’s great that he agreed to narrate it.

Posted by Leeann on November 04, 2009, 11:36 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

He’s an intelligent young man. Very wise and empathetic words!

Posted by Smitch on November 06, 2009, 01:48 AM report to moderator
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