Natascha: The Girl In The Cellar
This extraordinary interview reveals the ordeal of Natascha Kampusch, locked up in a basement for eight years by Wolfgang Priklopil.
Despite its history has been pushed slightly below the league table of terror by the similar experiences of Elisabeth Fritzl and Jaycee Lee Dugard, Natascha – snatched on their way to school in Vienna in March 1998 – emerges as a surprisingly serene, intelligent and articulate young man who is even capable of compassion and understanding for the individual patient who stole her childhood.
Recalling the details of the wet and damp dungeon in which he was held, Natascha is nothing new. Extremely quiet, her captor tells how violent and brutal exercise full control over her, humiliated her, kept her hungry, forbidden even to mourn in the case of damaged tiles tears and how she bided his time until he could escape.
“Because the whole situation is so horribly wrong, should not be allowed to resign,” says Natasha. “That would be an admission of defeat. There was a kind of fighting spirit that kept me alive” Incredibly, in the eight years his daughter had disappeared, her mother, Brigitta -. Also interviewed here – never doubted her daughter’s fierce survival instinct for a minute.
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