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-speaking woman lived with her two young children in the former home of the wandmaker Mykew 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.[1]

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.[1]

Harry Potter was forced to witness the woman's misfortune of meeting with Voldemort due to his connections with the Dark Lord, and felt deeply miserable for the family.[1]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 12 (Magic is Might)
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