Anorak | Fritzl Watch: Austrian Nazis, Fritz, Puns And Nuclear War

Fritzl Watch: Austrian Nazis, Fritz, Puns And Nuclear War

by | 30th, April 2008

josef-fritzl-thailand.jpg FRITZL Watch: Anorak’s look at Josef Fritzl , Elisabeth Fritzl and assorted Frtizls in the news

THE SUN (front page): “AS HIS CHILDREN COWERED IN DARKNESS, HE WAS THE.. Beast beside the seaside”

Not easy to find humour in incest and rape, but the Sun makes a decent stab of it, using a pun to accompany a shot of Josef Fritzl in his “tight-fitting trunks” on a boys’ trip to Thailand .

There’s another picture of Josef Fritzl on a deckchair in Cyprus. “Wish you were here?” comes the headline pun.

“Monster’s 6yrs on sex-hell pit”

TWISTED Josef Fritzl spent SIX years building his monstrous sex dungeon for “favourite daughter” Elisabeth, investigators revealed yesterday. It is believed that the 73-year-old hatched the plan to trap Elisabeth “forever” only months after he started to abuse her at the age of just 11. Council chiefs in Amstetten TWICE granted Fritzl planning permission for his den – after he told them he needed a “Cold War bunker” to protect his family in case Austria was hit by a nuclear bomb.

DAILY MAIL : “A nation in haunting denial”

Says Allison Pearson: “The case makes you wonder what darkness lies in the basement of the Austrian imagination.”

Not sure. Maybe she should ask Rosemary West’s children?


“Still scarred by the war, Hitler and Nazism, the terrible stories of kidnap and abuse may now force Austrians finally to ask the question they’ve feared for so long – are we a damaged people?”

The war. What war? Fritz?

“Three-quarters of the commandants of Nazi concentration camps were of Austrian origin, while the country supplied 80 per cent of the staff to Adolph Eichmann, who organised the Holocaust.”

Holocaust? Vot Holocaust?
DER SPEIGEL : “Austria Faces another Tortured Debate”

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