May 16th, 2013

Former abductee to Cleveland kidnap victims: “Savor this joyous feeling as long as possible”

Natascha Kampusch, who was just 10 years old when she was abducted while walking to school in Vienna, Austria, speaks exclusively to CNN’s senior international correspondent Matthew Chance (@mchancecnn) about her ordeal, and what advice she has for the Cleveland, Ohio kidnap victims.

Kampusch takes CNN to the place in Vienna where she was held captive for eight years until escaping in 2006 at age 18.

On the three kidnap victims in Cleveland:
“”I thought to myself, I am very happy for the three women, and thank God they had survived their ordeal. And that they are certainly very strong women…they should really try to savor this joyous feeling as long as possible, and to avoid letting themselves be pushed back into everyday life too soon.”