The Wild Child: The Unsolved Mystery of Kaspar Hauserby Jeffrey Masson
Kept in a dungeon for his entire childhood, Kaspar Hauser appeared in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1828 at age sixteen, barely able to walk or talk. When he was killed in 1833, his true identity and the motives for his unsolved murder became the subjects of intense speculation. This provocative essay sheds new light on this mystery and delves into fundamental questions about the long-term effects of child abuse.
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To me Kaspar Hauser should not be in the wild children category as his was a disturbing case of severe neglect and cruel abandonment. The concept that he was any type of royalty is pure fantasy and guesswork only to try and explain his origins of which is still a mystery. He was murdered simply because his wretched abuser was afraid of exposure when Kaspar learned to write and began to remember the circumstances of his forced isolation! Highly recommended for any student of this baffling phenomenon!
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