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Secrets in the Cellar - The True Story of the Austrian Incest Case That Shocked the World

John Glatt

Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family-though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance . . . For twenty-seven years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, complete with soundproof paneling and code-protected electric locks. There, she would eventually give birth to a total of seven of Josef's children. One died in infancy-and the other three were raised alongside Elisabeth, never to see the light of day. Then, in 2008, one of Elisabeth's children became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital. It was the first time the nineteen-year-old girl had ever gone outside-and soon, the truth about her background, her family's captivity, and Josef's unspeakable crimes would come to light.

Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family-though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance . . . For twenty-seven years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, complete with soundproof paneling and code-protected electric locks. There, she would eventually give birth to a total of seven of Josef's children. One died in infancy-and the other three were raised alongside Elisabeth, never to see the light of day. Then, in 2008, one of Elisabeth's children became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital. It was the first time the nineteen-year-old girl had ever gone outside-and soon, the truth about her background, her family's captivity, and Josef's unspeakable crimes would come to light.
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Genres:

True Crime

Description:

Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family-though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance . . . For twenty-seven years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, complete with soundproof paneling and code-protected electric locks. There, she would eventually give birth to a total of seven of Josef's children. One died in infancy-and the other three were raised alongside Elisabeth, never to see the light of day. Then, in 2008, one of Elisabeth's children became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital. It was the first time the nineteen-year-old girl had ever gone outside-and soon, the truth about her background, her family's captivity, and Josef's unspeakable crimes would come to light.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gildart Jackson

Length:

7h 25m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

14:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:04