During the Vietnam War, Elisabeth Fritzl was taken hostage and held captive for six months. After her release, she found herself adjusting to life on the outside.
Getting out of captivity
Getting out of captivity for Elizabeth Fritzl has been a long journey. She was held captive for 24 years by her father. She gave birth to seven children while in captivity. The children were given strict diet plans and exercised regularly. They were also on mood-altering drugs.
Elisabeth Fritzl lived in a basement dungeon for many years. Her father, Josef Fritzl, raped her more than 3,000 times over two decades. He also admitted to burning the body of a child in an incinerator.
Elisabeth Fritzl gave birth to seven children while in captivity. She was held in a windowless basement for two decades. The children were held captive by their father for many years.
Elisabeth Fritzl was given the choice to live with her children under a new identity. She also was given a job in the nearby city.
In April 2008, Elisabeth was allowed to visit her daughter Kerstin, who was in hospital. However, Kerstin was found to have rotting teeth and a malnourished condition.
Elisabeth had to convince Josef Fritzl to let Kerstin see a doctor. Josef then took her to the hospital. Elisabeth also helped to fix the cellar door. In April 2008, she was finally freed from captivity.
Elisabeth Fritzl has a new life with her children in a remote village in northern Austria. Her family does not allow interviews inside their home. They want to keep her past secret from the media.
Changing her identity
Changing your identity can be a daunting task especially when you have no real support system. In many countries, there is a stigma surrounding being gay, lesbian or trans. However, in countries like Spain, Denmark, and Bhutan, there are programs in place to help out the LBGTI community. There are even medical units such as Transit, which are designed to treat the LGBTI population in their most vulnerable state. In Spain, a country that is a hub for LGBTI activity, the support system is robust.
One of the perks of a life in which you can dress as you please is the opportunity to try new things. The most interesting challenge is the balancing act between social acceptance and self-acceptance. There are many tales of woe when it comes to acquiescing to others’ wishes and expectations, but one of the more notable instances involves a teen who decides she would like to be a male. The resulting testosterone deficiency can be devastating for a young woman.
Although changing your identity to become a man of the cloth is not for the faint of heart, there is no dearth of enlightened individuals who are willing to support and advocate for the LBGT community. The best way to approach the matter is to educate yourself, engage with the community and find out for yourself what you want and need.
Readjusting to life on the outside
Despite surviving 24 years as a captive, Elisabeth Fritzl is now readjusting to life on the outside. She and her children have been resettled in a village in northern Austria. Her oldest daughter, Kerstin, is in a coma, and her brothers, Stefan and Felix, are anaemic. Their recovery will be a long and difficult process, according to doctors.
Elisabeth was held captive by her father for the first 24 years of her life. Her father raped her three times, and he forced her to be a sex slave. Elisabeth was also a victim of emotional and physical abuse, according to her testimony.
Elisabeth’s father, Josef Fritzl, was arrested after confessing to crimes on Saturday. He is accused of sexually abusing his daughter, and he is in custody while a trial continues.
Fritzl also fathered four other children. He kept them in an underground room beyond his cellar. His wife, Rosemarie, was stunned when she learned of the double life. They were allowed out of captivity on occasion.
Elisabeth was raped by her father when she was just eleven years old. She also pleaded to him to take her to the hospital. She had become ill in the summer of 1986, and she said she wanted to return home. She had been depressed and anaemic. Her father had told her that he was building a nuclear shelter.