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Gregorovitch's workshop
Gregorovitch Zauberstäbe
Location information
Location

Europe

Owner(s)

Gregorovitch

Gregorovitch Zauberstäbe[1] (English: Gregorovitch Wands) was a wand shop owned and run by Gregorovitch from sometime between at least 1945 to around 1987. The shop was located somewhere in Europe, its name suggesting it is to be found in a German-speaking area (at least an area historically so).

History

Elder Wand theft

Young Grindelwald - window ledge

Gellert Grindelwald steals the Elder Wand.

At some point in the early 20th century, Gregorovitch came into possession of the Elder Wand, one of the Deathly Hallows and the most powerful wand in existence, and upon realising its true nature, began experimenting to try and duplicate its powers. Gregorovitch, somewhat foolish by nature and hoping it would improve business, started a rumour concerning his possession of the wand and his efforts to replicate its properties. The result occurred one night when Gregorovitch heard someone break into his workshop. He promptly ran inside and saw a blonde-haired young man had taken the wand, a thief who then promptly shot a Stunning Spell at Gregorovitch, allowing him to gain mastership of the wand, before leaping out the window. Gregorovitch never found out who stole the wand.

Viktor Krum

In around 1987, Bulgarian National Quidditch team Seeker Viktor Krum bought from Gregorovitch a hornbeam, 10¼", dragon heartstring core wand.

Gregorovitch Avada Kedavra

Lord Voldemort kills Gregorovitch.

Gregorovitch's murder

In late 1997, Gregorovitch was interrogated by Lord Voldemort, who was searching for the Elder Wand. Gregorovitch told Voldemort that he did not have it, that it had been stolen from him years earlier by a young man. Voldemort probed Gregorovitch's memories, and after seeing that he was telling the truth, he killed Gregorovitch as the wandmaker was of no further use to him.

Behind the scenes

Gregorovitch

Gregorovitch in his shop.

  • In the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is mentioned that Gregorovitch had retired as a wandmaker, and that Viktor Krum's wand was one of the last ones he sold. If Krum obtained his wand around the age of eleven, like most young wizards, then Gregorovitch would have been retired for nearly ten years before his murder. However, in the film, when Voldemort finds Gregorovitch, he is in his shop and appears to be still in business.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - (see this image of props used in the scene at Gregorovitch's workshop)

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