Josef Fritzl

 History
GIVEN NAME(S): Josef
SURNAME(S): Fritzl
GENDER: Male
BIRTH DATE: 1935 April 9
BIRTH PLACE: Amstetten, Austria
DESCRIPTION: He is an abuser and a rapist who held his daughter captive in the basement of his house for 24 years, during which time he fathered several children with her. Most of these children remained imprisoned together with their mother, while some of them were allowed to live a normal life "upstairs", wholly unaware of their mother's whereabouts and the existence of their siblings. The Fritzl case is one of the most infamous in Austrian history and also one of the most well-known criminal cases across Western Europe.

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Notable Evildoers
TYPE: criminal