The Fritzl Affair
Following Elisabeth Fritzl’s freedom on the 26th April 2008, the world was confronted with the horrifying reality of the nightmare she had been forced to endure for 24 years. Held captive in a cellar by her own father, just metres below the house where the rest of her family lived, she was regularly raped during her imprisonment. While the family remained oblivious to the hell she was enduring, Elisabeth bore seven of her own father’s children. But how did this torturous father manage to keep his horrific secret for so long?