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Dumbledore in 1945
« on: May 30, 2005, 01:29:32 PM »

I'm trying to answer a Harry Potter Competition, and... I have no idea what the answer is to this one, or where to look.

What did Dumbledore do in 1945?
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005, 05:38:04 PM »

Defeated Grindelwald, of course. ;)
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2005, 05:44:51 PM »

Yeah, it says so in Sorcerer's Stone.  It's on Dumbledore's Chocolate Frog card, when Harry reads it on the Hogwart's Express with Ron.  :)
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2005, 10:32:42 AM »

Thank you :D
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2006, 11:22:06 PM »

Am I wrong in thinking Grindelwald may have had something to do with Hitler?  It is, after all, 1945 Europe....
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006, 11:11:45 AM »

JKR has confirmed in interviews that Grindelwald had something to do with WWII.
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 04:49:59 PM »

JKR has confirmed in interviews that Grindelwald had something to do with WWII.

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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 10:53:17 AM »

Wow, that is interesting.  Maybe a secret Nazi ally in the magical world?  Was there a war in there world going on at the same time?
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2006, 08:29:41 AM »

I saw an intereting special on A & E discussing Hitler's fascination with the occult.  Grindlewald could tie in to that obsession.
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2006, 03:34:02 PM »

I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever find out about Grindlewald! So much ground to cover, so little time.

Wald is German for forest, so I think it's safe to assume that he was of Germanic origin. For some reason, I hope she doesn't try to say that a wizard started WWII or something. I could more easily imagine that Grindlewald was trying to capitalize on the chaos to achieve his own ends. But what ends?
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2006, 04:33:53 PM »

I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever find out about Grindlewald! So much ground to cover, so little time.

Wald is German for forest, so I think it's safe to assume that he was of Germanic origin. For some reason, I hope she doesn't try to say that a wizard started WWII or something. I could more easily imagine that Grindlewald was trying to capitalize on the chaos to achieve his own ends. But what ends?

The ends of every dark wizard, to try to take over the world. *que Brain laugh*
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Re: Dumbledore in 1945
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2006, 05:34:30 PM »

But...Voldemort doesn't really want to take over the world, does he? He wants to live forever, sure, and he wants people doing waht he says, but it seems like he is less focused on the whole world than just those around him.

Could just be my perception, though.
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