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From 1692 to 1693, a series of No-Maj witch trials were carried out in the then-colonial settlement of Salem, ultimately resulting in the executions of several innocent people (both magical and non-magical). The Salem Witch Trials are considered a major traumatic event in the history the wizarding world.
The 6 December 1926 morning edition of The New York Ghost featured a story about Scourer descendants in Salem facing a "magical identity crisis," including one who considered their family's Scourer heritage to be a "blight," and was striving to achieve freedom from "magical shackles."
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First mentioned)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (Mentioned in a newspaper)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ "Salem, Massachusetts" on Wikipedia
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "History of Magic in North America: Seventeenth Century and Beyond" on Pottermore
- ↑ "Salem witch trials" on Wikipedia
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch)
- ↑ .@jgrahamhutch The Salem Witches' Institute isn't a school, but a joke on the Women's Institute in the UK. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter