After Anders Brehing Breivik Adam Pracon Restores Hope
Adam Pracon pretended he was dead as the killer murdered scores on Utoya Island in Norway. He was not the best looking women, so did not die first.
Pracon, 21, was shot in the shoulder. From his hospital bed in Oslo he tried to verbalise the horror
“I could hear him breathing. I could hear his boots. I could feel the heat of the gun.”
He makes for a compelling witness.
“He was wearing a black uniform, with red edges. He looked like a Nazi…
“People had already undressed and started swimming. I thought I didn’t have enough time to take off my clothes, so I started swimming in the rain, in my clothes and big boots…
“I realised I wouldn’t make it, so I turned back.”
On the beach, he played dead.
Jorgen Benone also survived:
“I saw people being shot. I tried to sit as quietly as possible.”
Stine Renate Haheim, a member of parliament:
“We then heard someone shout, ‘The police are here, we are safe now.’ I saw a policeman coming down the hill and suddenly he started shooting people. One by one.”