Rudolph Spielman (fl. 1920s) was a German[2] wizard who worked as the Head of Incarceration at the International Confederation of Wizards. He participated in Gellert Grindelwald's extradition from MACUSA to Europe to answer for his crimes and was the only survivor of Grindelwald's escape.[3]

Magical abilities and skills

  • Charms: Spielman was proficient with charms, with him being able to swiftly cast a successful Slowing Charm mid-fall as soon as he got a hold of his falling wand, doing so effectively enough to survive an extremely high fall.
  • Nonverbal magic: Spielman was skilful with the casting nonverbal spells, notably silently casting a Slowing Charm.
  • Apparition: Being an accomplished adult wizard, Spielman was fully capable of Apparating at will.


  • Spielman is a German occupational surname meaning "minstrel". The name is composed of the words Spiel "play" and Mann "man". It originally referred to entertainers and later to medieval travelling musicians.

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