She told German newspaper BILD about what happened.
“I was told to clean his car," she said. “He wanted to sell it and had told me to clean it really thoroughly and completely. I remember that I felt like I could eat a horse because I had to make him jam sandwiches for breakfast but got nothing myself.”
“Previously he has observed me all the time. But because of the vacuum cleaner whirring in my hand he had to walk a few steps away to better understand his caller.
“I could hardly breathe. I felt solidified, as if my arms and legs were paralysed. Jumbled images shot through me.
“I looked to the right and left without knowing which way to go. Then I ran.”
She ran into a couple of guys who she asked for help, but they ignored her, so she ran to a woman who was in her garden shed. The woman called the police, and Natascha was soon reunited with her mother. Her kidnapper committed suicide that day by running onto train tracks.
Natascha has written a book about her life since escaping, called Ten Years Of Freedom. She has acquired the house of her kidnapper and spends a lot of time there, due to the memories she has there from her formative years.