London, May 9 : Sex beast Josef Fritzl, who raped his daughter for 24 years in a dungeon, holds the Nazis responsible for fostering his twisted morality.
His lawyer detailed his explanations after Fritzl wrote notes from his prison cell.
The 73-year-old said that Hitler's Germany had instilled "control and the respect of authority" in him, pushing him to imprisoning his daughter Elisabeth under his family home in Amstetten, west of Vienna, and fathering her seven children.
Rapist Fritzl, said by his neighbours to have been a brutal tyrant at home, said: "I always put a lot of value on good behaviour and respect."
"The reason for this is that I belong to an old school of thinking that just does not exist today," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
"I grew up in the Nazi times and that meant the need to be controlled and the respect of authority. I suppose I took on some of these old values. It was all subconscious, of course."