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January 11, 2012

In psychology, the Stockholm syndrome is a disturbing condition first defined in 1973, after four employees of a branch of Kreditbanken in the Swedish capital were taken hostage by armed criminals. The weird aspect of the affair was that the hostages ended up being antagonistic to their rescuers and defended the arguments of their captors. The syndrome, in effect, is a survival mechanism.

In psychology, the Stockholm syndrome is a disturbing condition first defined in 1973, after four employees of a branch of Kreditbanken in the Swedish capital were taken hostage by armed criminals.

Firing his machine gun in the air, escaped prisoner Jan-Erik Olsson announced: “The party has just begun!” Some party. The hostages were bound, strapped with dynamite and held in a bank vault for five days, when they were freed.

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