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- Voldemort: "Gregorovitch? I want Gregorovitch."
- German woman: "Er wohnt hier nicht mehr! [He does not live here anymore!] He no live here! He no live here! I know him not!"
- Voldemort: "Where is he?"
- German woman: "Das weiß ich nicht! [I do not know!] He move! I know not, I know not!"
- — Voldemort and the terrified German woman[src]
This unnamed German woman lived with her two young children in the former home of the wandmaker Gregorovitch, which had high, timber-framed gables and was described as looking like a gingerbread house. She was described to be laughing and had much humour in her face when she opened the door to her home one day in 1997. However, when she saw Lord Voldemort standing outside, her expression changed rapidly from happiness to terror.
When Voldemort came to her door in search of Gregorovitch on 1 September, 1997, she told him that the wandmaker did not live there, and that she did not know him. She tried to close the door on him, but Voldemort forced his way into the household. The woman tried to shield her two children, but Voldemort nonetheless murdered all of them with the Killing Curse.
Behind the scenes
- Although the woman's fluency in German and the architecture of her home strongly suggest she lived in Germany, she may have lived in another German-speaking region, such as Austria, Switzerland, or Liechtenstein. She might also have lived in a German speaking area or other German-speaking territory in the Czech Republic, Belgium, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Poland or former Yugoslavia, France or Italy.
- The way she tried to protect her children is reminiscent of how Lily Potter tried to protect her son Harry, although the woman was not given the choice to step aside and save herself.
- It is unknown if this woman and her family were Muggles or witches and wizards.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Appears in vision(s))