Austria's horror house: I didn't want...

Austria's horror house: I didn't want to believe it

There are 7 comments on the Manawatu Evening Standard story from May 3, 2008, titled Austria's horror house: I didn't want to believe it. In it, Manawatu Evening Standard reports that:

“I think I might have seen him once”

MONSTER: Police handout photos of Josef Fritzl, 73, and his daugher who he held captive in a windowless cellar for 24 years, fathering her seven children. via Manawatu Evening Standard

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dennis busuttil

Mosta, Malta

#1 May 5, 2008
i don't beleive that his wife did not know what was happining
Ade - Indonesia

Indonesia

#2 May 8, 2008
I agree with Dennis busuttil of Malta.. Im sure his wife knew something was not right. The dungeon itself was manmade.Its impossible she doesnt know there is a hidden room below the house.

Since: May 08

Istanbul, Turkey

#3 May 8, 2008
Ade - Indonesia wrote:
I agree with Dennis busuttil of Malta.. Im sure his wife knew something was not right. The dungeon itself was manmade.Its impossible she doesnt know there is a hidden room below the house.
In most incest cases the mother knows Ade, but she hides the fact and denies it... cause she really doesn't want to believe. In this case, it's such a long time and 7 childbirths couldn't happen without help. I am sure she knew for a long long time. Even when adopting 3 of the children, even when her daughter was getting raped at the age of 11 until she turned 18, no one will believe her story!
tweetybird_

Huntsville, AL

#4 May 8, 2008
YPASCALE wrote:
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In most incest cases the mother knows Ade, but she hides the fact and denies it... cause she really doesn't want to believe. In this case, it's such a long time and 7 childbirths couldn't happen without help. I am sure she knew for a long long time. Even when adopting 3 of the children, even when her daughter was getting raped at the age of 11 until she turned 18, no one will believe her story!
Yes in many, and perhaps most, cases the mother does know. But not in all cases. Sometimes a victimized child will see the non-molesting parent as a victim also (it’s pretty clear that Rosemaire was also victimized by this sob and not strong enough to leave or stand up to him). So the child sacrifices them self to protect the mother. Rosemarie had 7 children of her own. Do you have any idea what it’s like for a women to raise 7 children with virtually no help from her husband? She was probably overwhelmed.
It sounds to me like the Josef and Rosemarie basically lived separate lives. He did whatever he wanted. He took trips without his wife, he frequented brothels on a regular basis, handled all the finances, etc.
I think she knew that her husband was not right. I don’t think she knew that there were people locked in the dungeon or even that a dungeon existed.
The policed did a sound study on the dungeon. They said that nothing, not a sound could be heard outside the dungeon. Josef did a very good job of sound proofing the dungeon.
It’s not true that the birth could not happen without help. How do you think the frontier women, who often lived miles from anyone did it? They did not always have anyone around to help. Apparently Josef brought her books on birthing. He helped with some of the births. And some she did on her own. And that’s why the one twin died…. She had no help… Josef was not even there.
Anne

Stafford, VA

#5 Mar 23, 2009
I watched the special on MSNBC Saturday, and the father was convicted of raping a 24-year-old nurse back in 1967. He served some time, but his records for that crime were expunged. Therefore, his wife didn't know about it. Seems like he learned not to rape women outside the home, and instead turned his foul attentions on his daughter.

3 of the 6 children who survived were raised by Rosemarie, while the other 3 were imprisoned along with their mother. This guy is a pervert who even expressed desire for his own mother, according to this narrative. It turns out he was raping this daughter from the time she was 11, and he had been building this underground prison long before he imprisoned her.

I hope she and her children, along with her mother, can have good lives going forward. She has the prettiest green eyes, but they look so sad and haunted. It's a wonder she didn't go completely mad, considering all the abuse she had to endure for more than 2 decades.
Think

Paris, TN

#6 Mar 28, 2009
Anne wrote:
I watched the special on MSNBC Saturday, and the father was convicted of raping a 24-year-old nurse back in 1967. He served some time, but his records for that crime were expunged. Therefore, his wife didn't know about it. Seems like he learned not to rape women outside the home, and instead turned his foul attentions on his daughter.
3 of the 6 children who survived were raised by Rosemarie, while the other 3 were imprisoned along with their mother. This guy is a pervert who even expressed desire for his own mother, according to this narrative. It turns out he was raping this daughter from the time she was 11, and he had been building this underground prison long before he imprisoned her.
I hope she and her children, along with her mother, can have good lives going forward. She has the prettiest green eyes, but they look so sad and haunted. It's a wonder she didn't go completely mad, considering all the abuse she had to endure for more than 2 decades.
He also said Elizabeth reminded him so much of his mother,that's the reason he chose her.He only got life in a mental institution,Whats wrong with these people??
JusticeShouldRul e

Crestview, FL

#7 Mar 28, 2009
What a Low Life SOB. He should be executed as soon as possible.

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