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    Poles in ‘Wizarding World’: Characters from the Harry Potter series

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

    In the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, characters from various countries, including Poland, appear throughout the books. Here are a few of the Polish characters mentioned or depicted in the series.

    Józef Wroński

    Józef Wroński is a wizard from Poland who was a talented Quidditch player. He played for the Goblin’s team from Grodzisk, and was considered one of the best chasers in the team’s history. Although not a major character, his appearance on a poster in “Order of the Phoenix” highlights the diverse and global nature of the wizarding world, showing th at even minor characters from different countries and backgrounds played a role in shaping the magical community.

    Kazimierz Kępa

    Kazimierz Kępa is a character found in additional materials published by the author. According to “Quidditch Through the Ages,” Kępa was a Polish seeker who achieved great success, especially in the Snitchnip game. He is not directly mentioned in the series, but his reference shows that wizards from Poland also achieved success in the world of Quidditch.

    Irena Sendlerowa

    Irena Sendlerowa is another character mentioned in additional materials published by the author. In “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” we read that Sendlerowa was a Polish witch who acted during World War II. She saved many Jewish children from the Holocaust, hiding them and helping them escape from the ghetto. This reference shows that Poles not only achieved success in Quidditch but were also heroes in the real world.

    Although Poles appear only in a few episodes in the Harry Potter series, their presence proves that the wizarding world was diverse and multicultural. These characters show that Poles, like other wizards, had their talents and accomplishments that deserve attention.

    On the basis of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling.

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