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Christine survived a sadistic Nazi bank robber only to die alone in a public housing flat

Ben Langford
Updated June 1 2023 - 12:39pm, first published 12:01pm
Christine O'Neill, earlier known as Christine Maresch, whose book sparked a notorious movie, died in squalor alone in Warrawong public housing.
Christine O'Neill, earlier known as Christine Maresch, whose book sparked a notorious movie, died in squalor alone in Warrawong public housing.

Swept away by a Nazi bank robber, married to him at 16, forced to take part in his crimes, immortalised after her autobiography became an "Ozploitation" thriller movie, a survivor of his sadism and sexual violence.

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Ben Langford

Ben Langford

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