006 - PTB Discusses the Kurim Case, Internet Security, and Why Cannabilism Makes For Bad Parenting
In May 2007 a neighbor bought a baby monitor and through it saw a live feed of two boys who were being tortured. He recognized a woman in the video as his neighbor and called the cops, who went to the house and found the boys imprisoned in a broom closet. They were naked and bound.
It was discovered that 8 year old Ondřej was beaten and made it eat his own vomit. 10 year old Jakub endeared the same treatment, as well as cigarette burns, being submerged in water and sexual abuse. Ondřej also had his skin cut off in strips and it was eaten by cult members and himself.
This started in 2006 because the mom, Klara, wanted the boys to be nice to Anička, a girl she wanted to adopt.
It was conceived before WWII in the 1940’s by Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, who perceived himself as a messiah. He was imprisoned for four years during WWI. He wrote a book called In The Light of Truth which explained their beliefs, which was a mix of Christianity and New Age ideology.
Movement continued to move forward with his children and grew into several thousand members in various countries. There was a schism over who owned the texts and several sects broke off and became more extreme and violent.
Connection with this Case
Klara learned about the cult when she was trying to adopt Anička, who she found out about through her sister, Katerina. Katerina also introduced Klara to Anička’s doctor, who Klara possibility never met. They communicated through text messages.
The doctor convinced Klara to torturing her children for Anička, who was actually Barbora Škrlová, a 31 year old woman who was being groomed to take on a leadership role in the cult. She disguised herself as a 13 yr old Norwegian school-girl to be under Klara’s care.
The doctor was probably Joseph Škrlová, Barbora Škrlová’s father. The may have also known the boy’s from boy scouts. It’s believed that Joseph, Barbora and Katerina were all in on this together.
The Grail Movement released a statement claiming that they weren’t connected and that they were removed from the movement 11 years ago.
After all this came out Barbora escaped to Norway where she posed as an orphan boy until she was arrested and was returned for trial.
The mom didn’t intend to kill the boys. As the prosecutor said, “Their aim was to make the boys blindly serve their religious goals.”
Klara is quoted as saying, "Yes, I know now I hurt my children. But I never intended to. Horrible things were happening then and I do not understand now how I could let it all happen.”
All found guilty. Klara was sentenced to 35 yrs in prison. Barbora got 15 to 20. Two of men who ate her son got 7 years and a third got 5 years.