Question: What do these two individuals have in common?
If you said they are both characters/British actors in the Harry Potter movies, you are correct, but c’mon! I wouldn’t ask such an easy question if that was the full answer.
And the answer is….
They are both characters/British actors in the Harry Potter movies and Jooooooooos who will be taking part in a Holocaust memorial event.
Daniel Radcliffe, who has captivated moviegoers as the bespectacled schoolboy wizard in the Harry Potter films, has donated the first pair of glasses he wore as a child to an exhibition marking the horrors of the Holocaust.
The British actor joins Yoko Ono, talk show host Jerry Springer, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other celebrities and members of the public whose spectacles will be linked together in the shape of a railway track — recalling the trains that carried many of the Nazis’ victims to concentration camps throughout Europe. An estimated 6 million Jews died.
The exhibition in Liverpool will open Jan. 21. The port city in northwest England will host Britain’s Holocaust Day commemorative service on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Muslim leaders are to attend the multicultural service, which is the culmination of a series of lectures, exhibitions, stage shows and musical events recalling the Nazi atrocities and more recent genocides. Jason Isaacs *, who stars as the sinister Lucius Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” films, will also take part in the service.
The 18-year-old Radcliffe, whose mother is Jewish, sent the oval, gray metal-framed pair of glasses he wore as a 6-year-old.
* also Jewish