What are we talking about when we use the word “hell”? In connection with the Amstetten case the word “hell” went through a time of revival:
“caught in hell” goes spiegelonline on May 16: “Gefangen in der Hölle – Das Martyrium verschleppter Kinder”
Bernhard Schulz in his Tagesspiegel article “Das tote Haus – Über den Schrecken des Heimwerkens” of May 2 relates Amstetten to “Totes Haus ur” (see English text here and photos here and compare them with the original Amstetten crime scene photos here) of German artist Gregor Schneider and Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” and goes ” the hell of Amstetten is – also – the world of objects, of lifeless things…”
Spiegel online international on May 5: “Constructing Hell – How Josef Fritzl crated his Regime of Terror”
Blog dissfunktional.wordpress.com reports very detailed about the Amstetten case, titeling: “From Hell to Heaven, The Elisabeth Fritzl Story”
Italian La Repubblica on May 5 in it’s article “La storia di Josef il diavolo di Amstetten” writes about “the life of the man who… transformed his house into hell.”
“El infierno de Amstetten” titels Spanish El Periódico de Aragón on May 5.
Here you find an article (in German) asking “Die Hölle angebohrt?” about a team of scientists who finally located hell underneath Siberia and here an article about the “Well of Hell” topic in English which tells us what really happend… and finally the original voices from hell to close the case: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZAe9JdDLbQ
This is Dante’s Inferno explored by paper puppets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr4wmvRmQ2
Hell according to Dario Argento (Inferno, 1980): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wOOMdW5o0&feature=related
A list of England’s most popular entrances to hell can be seen here.
And this is hell by an anonymous painter on the right wall of Santuario di Rezzo (middle of the XV century)