Natascha Kampusch says her captor and Josef Fritzl idolised their mothers

June 3rd, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 3 (ANI): Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian woman who was kept captive in a windowless cellar for eight years, has compared her kidnapper to Amstetten incest father Joseph Fritzl, saying the fiends had an obsession with their mothers.

Kampusch, now 20, was just ten years old when Wolfgang Priklopil abducted her and held her captive in a cellar below his home in Austria.

Now the host of her own television programme, Kampusch said there were clear parallels between Priklopil, 44, and Fritzl, 73, who held his daughter Elisabeth captive and fathered seven children with her.

She said that both Prikopil and Fritzl idolized their mothers to an abnormal degree.

Describing her dungeon ordeal, she said: “Before she (Priklopil’s mother) came over to tidy up I’d have to clean the whole house so that she thought he was this proper upstanding person.

“Regardless of what I did, he would always say, ‘My mother does it better’, the Telegraph quoted her, as saying.

While in case of Josef Fritzl, he has admitted fantasizing about his mother, saying: “Yes, probably, but I was strong, almost as strong as my mother, and I have therefore managed to suppress my urges.

“I grew up in a poor family. My father was a no-good scoundrel who always cheated on her and my mother threw him out of the house when I was four and she was quite right to do so. After that, it was only the two of us.

“My mama was a strong woman. She taught me discipline, order and diligence. She enabled me good education and job training and she constantly worked hard and would take difficult jobs only to support the both of us.

“She was as strict as it was necessary. She was the best woman in the world. And I was her husband, in some way. She was the boss at home, but I was the only man in the house. (ANI)

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