Natascha Kampusch
Austrian television presenter
Natascha Kampusch
Natascha Maria Kampusch is an Austrian woman known for her abduction at the age of 10 on 2 March 1998. Kampusch was held in a secret cellar by her kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil for more than eight years, until she escaped on 23 August 2006.
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Natascha Kampusch, cuando escapar de un secuestro no es recobrar la libertad
Fox News - 6 months
La austríaca Natascha Kampusch pasó ocho años secuestrada en un minúsculo sótano en el que sufrió golpes y abusos. Pero los diez años que ha vivido ahora en libertad desde la huida de la casa de su raptor en agosto de 2006 han sido más difíciles de lo que ella misma imaginaba.
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Soraya Chemaly: Some Thoughts on Arial Castro, George Zimmerman and Ending Violence
Huffington Post - over 3 years
So, this happened: Ariel Castro, a man who harvested three girls off of the street to enslave, rape and torture them in his house for 10 years, was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years.  Good riddance.  But, let's be clear, while Castro might seem psychotic and this case enraging and terrifying, there is no shortage of cases with similarly staggering details.  All. Over. The. World.  Every. Single. Solitary. Day.  Not only is this violence against girls and women, because they are girls and women, tragic for the individuals involved, but it is a big, fat, canary in a coal mine. There are WAYYY too many men on earth like Ariel Castro who insist they aren't monsters. Many people pay for these beliefs and our institutions continue to enable them to act on their hateful convictions for with unconscionable confidence and entitlement.  It's a global, systemic failure that makes justice for girls and women an oxymoron and leads to widespread harm to boys and men.  Violent ...
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États-Unis: trois femmes disparues depuis 10 ans découvertes à Cleveland (Ohio)
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
ÉTATS-UNIS - Voici une histoire qui pourrait bien devenir la version américaine du fait divers Natascha Kampusch, une jeune femme qui avait été séquestrée pendant huit ans dans une maison en Autriche. A Cleveland dans l'Etat d'Ohio, trois hommes ont été arrêtés après la découverte lundi 6 mai de trois femmes portées disparues depuis une décennie et retrouvées vivantes dans une maison, a annoncé la police. More...
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Nancy Cohen-koan: Lotus Eaters: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I found Alexandra McGuinness's debut film Lotus Eaters disturbing. It is shot so beautifully, in an '80s soft black and white palette, with gorgeous close-ups of perfect young faces, as if torn from a fashion spread. So from the first frame, visual appetite is up, but very quickly dissipated by the backbiting, nastiness of this spoiled group of 20-somethings. They had me yearning for Eliza Doolittle. Who are these kids? Why aren't they looking for jobs? And how can I share some of their lifestyle? Lotus Eaters follows a group of young Londoners as they struggle to find meaning in their lives, by drinking, drugging and partying at beautiful castles. It seems that everyone is connected to old money, so it's hard to feel too sympathetic for their plight. Instead of getting it all done and over with at Easter break in Florida or taking a gap year to Nepal, they run around in costumes, picking on each other and getting high much too long. Perhaps if they were witty, but mostly t ...
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Cellar victim Kampusch raped, starved in film of ordeal
Reuters.com - about 4 years
VIENNA (Reuters) - A new film based on the story of Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch shows her being repeatedly raped by the captor who beat and starved her during the eight-and-a-half years that he kept her in a cellar beneath his house.
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FBI to help Austria look again at Kampusch case
Yahoo News - over 4 years
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria is enlisting the help of the FBI and Germany's BKA Federal Crime Office to see whether mistakes were made in the investigation of one of its most notorious cases - the kidnapping of schoolgirl Natascha Kampusch. Snatched on her way to school when she was 10 years old by Wolfgang Priklopil, Kampusch was held for eight years in a windowless cell under his house outside Vienna before escaping in August 2006. He killed himself hours later. ...
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¿I was not pregnant¿: Natascha Kampusch denies rumours about relationship with captor during television interview
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Miss Kampusch, 24, was ten when she was snatched from the streets of Vienna in 1998 by Wolfgang Priklopil. He kept her in a cellar until she escaped in 2006.
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Natascha Kampusch: Nisam bila trudna sa svojim otmičarem!
Dalje.com - almost 5 years
- To je ogromno psihičko opterećenje - kaže u ekskluzivnom intervjuu za austrijsku televiziju ORF koji će biti emitiran u ponedjeljak navečer emisiji "Thema" očito potištena 23-godišnja <a class="fplink fp-617958" href="/Natascha+Kampusch+1">Natascha Kampusch</a> na upit novinara Christopha Feuersteina...
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Latest Incest/Torture Dungeon Case Raises Question: What's Wrong With You ... - Gawker
Google News - over 5 years
We&#39;re not going to call &quot;caging up your kids and committing incest with them over several decades&quot; an Austrian trend, but these two cases—combined with that of Natascha Kampusch, who for eight years was also imprisoned in a dungeon by a man who had
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China's biggest relocation project yet - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
Two years before the Fritzl case Natascha Kampusch, then 18, escaped from more than eight years of captivity and abuse in a cellar under the garage of Wolfgang Priklopil, who committed suicide shortly afterward at the age of 44
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Shadow of Fritzl falls over Austria again - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
Two years earlier, Natascha Kampusch, then 18, was discovered in a Vienna street having escaped eight years of captivity and abuse in the cellar of Wolfgang Priklopil, 44, who killed himself by jumping in front of a train after her escape
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Austrian father accused of imprisoning and raping daughters over four decades - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
It was also reminiscent of the kidnapping of Austrian schoolgirl Natascha Kampusch, who escaped from her captor in 2006 after being held for eight years in a basement. Her abuser killed himself shortly after her escape. Police said they were still ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Today in history: Natascha Kampusch escapes kidnapper - CollegeNews
Google News - over 5 years
Today marks the fifth year of freedom for Natascha Kampusch. The Austrian escaped her kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil on August 23, 2006 after being held captive for more than eight years. Euro News reported that Kampusch was just 10 years old when
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Woman held in torture chamber - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Cops compared the case to that of kidnapped Natascha Kampusch in Austria where loner Wolfgang Priklopil held her for nearly nine years in a secret cellar at his home. Media reports said Fischer wanted to get the woman pregnant
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Natascha Kampusch
    TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 18
    The book Girl in the Cellar: the Natascha Kampusch Story by Allan Hall and Michael Leidig appeared in November 2006, written in English.
    More Details Hide Details Kampusch's lawyer described the book as being both speculative and premature, and therefore planned to take legal action against it. Together with two journalists, Kampusch's mother Brigitta Sirny wrote a book about the ordeal, Verzweifelte Jahre ("Desperate Years"). Kampusch appeared at the initial presentation of the book in August 2007, but did not want to be photographed or interviewed. Sirny writes that she did not have much contact with Kampusch after the escape because Kampusch was shielded from the outside world. Kampusch wrote a book about her ordeal, 3096 Tage (3,096 Days), published in September 2010. It was adapted into a German movie, 3096, in 2013. Kampusch established her own website containing personal information including pictures of herself on 5 December 2007. She had her own talk show on the new Austria TV channel, PULS 4, starting on 1 June 2008. The show had the working title of In Conversation with…Natascha Kampusch and eventually premiered as Natascha Kampusch trifft (Natascha Kampusch meets). It ran for only three shows.
    After reportedly "hundreds of requests for an interview" with the teenager, "with media outlets offering vast sums of money", Kampusch was interviewed by Austrian public broadcaster ORF. The interview was broadcast on 6 September 2006 with her approval.
    More Details Hide Details ORF did not pay for its interview, and said any proceeds from selling the interview to other channels would be forwarded to Kampusch. The interview was sold to more than 120 countries at a fee of 290 euros per minute. This money—estimates say some hundred thousand euros—will be donated to women in Africa and Mexico by Kampusch. Likewise she plans projects to help these women. Interest was enormous. The newspaper Kronen Zeitung and news magazine NEWS also interviewed Kampusch. The interview was published on 6 September 2006. Both press interviews were given in return for a package including housing support, a long-term job offer, and help with her education. New developments challenged the Austrian government in February 2008. Politicians of the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) threatened to break up the newly formed SPÖ–ÖVP ("red–black") coalition government in April and May 2008. Kampusch said that she had lost confidence in Austrian justice. Revelations of mistakes in the interior ministry's investigation of her kidnapping came to light, as well as statements of a policeman which were repeatedly ignored in 1998.
    The 18-year-old Kampusch reappeared on 23 August 2006.
    More Details Hide Details At 12:53 pm, when Kampusch was cleaning and vacuuming her kidnapper's BMW 850i automobile in the garden, someone called Přiklopil on his mobile phone. Because of the vacuuming noise, he walked away to take the call. Kampusch left the vacuum cleaner running and ran away, unseen by Přiklopil, who, according to the caller, completed the phone call without any sign of being disturbed or distracted. Kampusch ran for some 200 metres through gardens and a street, jumping fences, and asking passers-by to call the police, but they paid her no attention. After about five minutes, she knocked on the window of a 71-year-old neighbour known as Inge T, saying, "I am Natascha Kampusch". The neighbour called the police, who arrived at 1:04 pm. Later, Kampusch was taken to the police station in the town of Deutsch-Wagram.
    Kampusch was held in a secret cellar by her kidnapper Wolfgang Přiklopil for more than eight years, until she escaped on 23 August 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The media attention later led to her giving select interviews, writing an autobiography (3,096 Days, published September 2010) and also signing a contract with Austrian channel Puls 4 for her own talk show, which had its premiere on 1 June 2008, but only ran for three episodes. Kampusch was raised by her mother, Brigitta Sirny (née Kampusch), and her father, Ludwig Koch, in Vienna, Austria. Her early life with her mother was reportedly not a happy one, according to Ludwig Adamovich, head of a special commission looking into possible police failures in the investigation of the kidnapping. He claimed that "the time Kampusch was imprisoned might have been better for her than what she experienced before", a statement absolutely denied by Brigitta Sirny, who threatened to sue the commission chief over his remarks. Her family included two adult sisters, and five nieces and nephews. Sirny and Koch separated while Kampusch was still a child and divorced after her abduction. Kampusch spent time with both of them, and had returned to her mother's home from a holiday with Koch the day before her kidnapping.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 10
    The 10-year-old Kampusch left her family's residence in Vienna's Donaustadt district on the morning of 2 March 1998, but failed to arrive at school or come home.
    More Details Hide Details A 12-year-old witness reported having seen her being dragged into a white minibus by two men, although Kampusch did not report a second man being present. A massive police effort followed in which 776 minivans were examined, including that of her kidnapper, Přiklopil, who lived about half an hour from Vienna by car in the Lower Austrian town of Strasshof an der Nordbahn, near Gänserndorf. Although he stated that on the morning of the kidnapping he was alone at home, the police were satisfied with his explanation that he was using the minibus to transport rubble from the construction of his home. Speculations of child pornography rings or organ theft were offered, leading officials to also investigate possible links to the crimes of the French serial killer Michel Fourniret. Because Kampusch had carried her passport with her when she left (she had been on a family trip to Hungary a few days before), the police extended the search abroad. Accusations against Kampusch's family complicated the issue even more; there have even been unsubstantiated allegations that Kampusch's mother was somehow involved in the abduction or its cover-up.
  • 1988
    Age 0
    Born on February 17, 1988.
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