|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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Behind the scenes
- In the W.O.M.B.A.T. aptitude test, it is mentioned that a secret task force of Wizards and Muggles may have helped the Allies to victory in the Second World War. However, as this was only one of several possible choices, it is unknown if this is true.
- The fact that Albus Dumbledore defeated dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945 may be based on the Allies victory over Germany.
- J. K. Rowling draws several parallels between the pure-blood supremacists and Nazi ideology in her works. Rowling consciously drew such parallels: "The expressions 'pure-blood', 'half-blood' and 'Muggle-born' have been coined by people to whom these distinctions matter, and express their originators' prejudice. As far as somebody like Lucius Malfoy is concerned, for instance, a Muggle-born is as 'bad' as a Muggle. Therefore Harry would be considered only 'half' wizard, because of his mother's grandparents. If you think this is far-fetched, look at some of the real charts the Nazis used to show what constituted 'Aryan' or 'Jewish' blood [...] The Nazis used precisely the same warped logic as the Death Eaters. A single Jewish grandparent 'polluted' the blood, according to their propaganda".
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mentioned only)