Rosemarie Fritzl is an Austrian lady best known as the mother of Elizabeth Fritzl, a young girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by her father, Josef Fritzl, who was also Rosemarie’s husband. She is divorced and currently lives alone in an apartment in Linz, Austria.
Rosemarie Fritzl was also a victim of abuse from her husband.
Rosemarie Fritzl was born in Vienna on September 23, 1939, under the sign of Libra. Aside from her sister, Christine Renner, whose identity was revealed during her ex-prosecution, no other relatives of her husband’s have been released to the media or the wider public. As a result, her parents’ identities and occupations have been hidden from the public.
Rosemarie, who has lived in Austria all her life, met and married her now-divorced husband, Josef Fritzl, when she was just 17 years old and he was 21. Rosemarie’s marriage was not without complications as, unbeknownst to her, she was getting married a sadist. She characterized her ex-husband as cruel, deceitful and difficult for her and their children. Rosemarie went on to say that the man had her under control and would take any opportunity to openly disgrace her.
She gives birth to seven children.
The couple had a total of seven offspring, two males and five daughters. Ulrike Fritzl was the first child of Rosemarie and her husband Josef in 1957, in the order of their pregnancies. Ulrike is now a teacher. After giving birth to their first daughter, the couple had a second child, a girl named Rosemarie. Rosemarie Fritzl Jr. was born in 1960.
Rosemarie and her then-husband had their third child, a boy, three years later, in 1963. Harald Fritzl was the boy’s nickname. It took them another three years, in 1966, to have their fourth child, a third girl, and the cause of their celebrity. Her name was Elisabeth Fritzl, and as readers would discover, she had a terrible experience as a member of the Fritzl family.
Rosemarie took in another child after Elisabeth and gave birth to twins in 1971, Josef Jr. Fritzl (2nd son) and Gabriele Fritzl (4th daughter). Rosemarie gave birth to her seventh and final child, who also became the family’s fifth girl, the year after the twins were born. Doris Fritzl was born in the year 1972. In their house in Amstetten, Austria, the whole family lived together.
Rosemarie claimed she was unaware of her ex-husband’s activities
In addition to constant abuse from the father of the Fritzl household, Josef, things were not going well for Rosemarie and her children at home. In reality, prior to her abduction, imprisonment and torment, Elisabeth had fled her home in 1983 because of the violence she was already beginning to endure at the hands of her father. Authorities found her and brought her back home, but that was just the beginning of her troubles at the hands of a harsh and evil parent. Joseph Fritzl had discovered the ideal reason for banishing Rosemarie’s daughter, Elisabeth.
He reasoned that if she had run away before, she would have no qualms about doing so again, so in 1984, just after Elisabeth, who was born on April 6, 1966, turned 18, she went missing again. but this time, without her knowing. to everyone except Josef, she was handcuffed and locked in the soundproof basement.
Rosemarie’s first response was to notify officials of her absent daughter. However, after some investigation, Josef convinced the police and his wife, Rosemarie, that Elisabeth had fled for a second time to join a cult. To strengthen the fabric of the false stories he had fabricated, the heartless Josef forced Elisabeth to take notes that would strengthen the fabric of the false stories he had fabricated.
Elisabeth would spend the next 24 years as a prisoner in her own home, and to make matters worse, a sex slave to her own father. During her 24-year captivity, Elisabeth gave birth to seven children, though she was left with only six after one of her boys died a few days after giving birth. Josef burned the corpse in the cellar oven.
Rosemarie, already terrified of her husband, had to believe his account of the events, even though she was not allowed to enter the cellar for any purpose. After Josef persuaded her with yet another bogus letter from Elisabeth confirming that she could not care for the children on her own, she was forced to raise three of Elisabeth’s children as her own.
In 2008, Rosemarie Fritzl’s husband was arrested.
Josef Fritzl’s downfall reportedly began when he agreed to transport their eldest daughter, Kerstein, to the hospital after she fell ill and went into a coma. Josef provided a forged letter from Elisabeth detailing the sick child’s medical history in an attempt to make it appear that Elisabeth had left the daughter with a message. Doctors at the hospital found the note to be artificial and called officials, who were forced to reopen Elisabeth’s missing person file.
Further investigation revealed that no such group existed, and the adversary finally caught up with Josef when he took Elisabeth and her other two surviving children to see her seriously ill daughter in hospital. Authorities were notified of Elisabeth’s appearance in the infirmary upon arrival.
They arrested the father and daughter, and after police assured her of her and her children’s safety, Elisabeth opened up about her horrific 24-year-old torment. On April 26, 2008, Josef was arrested and charged with fraudulent detention, rape, incest and death by neglect. In March 2009, the vile rapist’s father pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to life in prison. Rosemarie’s reaction, like every other member of the family, was one of utter amazement and amazement at the events that had unfolded right before her eyes. After the arrest of her then-husband, the police were obliged to investigate Rosemarie as a potential collaborator, but they discovered that Josef Fritzl had also neglected and tortured her.
Josef and she divorced a few years after the trial.
Given the trauma Josef inflicted on the family, it is an amazing testimony to his psychic hold over Rosemarie that she continued to visit him after he was imprisoned. However, during this time she also received intensive treatment with members of her family, including Elisabeth.
During the course of this treatment, prison visits became increasingly rare and by 2012 they had stopped completely. Rosemarie eventually divorced her eccentric ex-husband in 2012. She even changed her identity to ensure her privacy and safety.
Rosemarie Fritzl now lives alone in Austria.
Rosemarie, who goes by a different name, has been living alone in an apartment in Linz, Austria, since the dust settled. To make ends meet, the 83-year-old, still reeling from the financial fallout of the Fritzl family scandal, sells drawings she sketches and handmade items.
While it’s easy to point out that Rosemarie should have known better and done more to limit her ex-abuse, the husband’s audience would be wise to remind that she was the victim of one of the cruellest of men from history and give her some leeway.