Book 1, Into That Darkness : Chapter 1
• In the beginning of the book the author Sereny reported that Stangl was kept apart from the other prisoners and that at the time the interviews were conducted, Stangl had spent three years in solitary confinement.
• Stangl was allowed approved social contact within the prison after he developed emotional depression due to the prolonged isolation of solitary confinement. .When Sereny offered Franz Stangl the opportunity to be interviewed, Stangl was in his late 60s.
• In the first interview, Sereny told Stangl that she would not proceed with the interviews unless he was willing to give the kind of personal interviews she wanted for the biography.
• In the first interview Stangl revealed some things about his tours of duty, and did agree to the more personal interviews requested by the author.
• The author revealed in subsequent interviews that Stangl's guiltiness, as well as his...
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