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NCJ Number: 62598 Find in a Library
Title: HOSTAGE SURVIVAL - A FIRSTHAND LOOK
Journal: SECURITY MANAGEMENT  Volume:23  Issue:10  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1979)  Pages:6-8,10,50-52,54
Author(s): W NIEHOUS
Corporate Author: American Soc for Industrial Security
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: American Soc for Industrial Security
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A CORPORATE EXECUTIVE, KIDNAPPED AND HELD HOSTAGE FOR 40 MONTHS BY ARMED GUERRILLAS IN VENEZUELA, RECOUNTS HIS EXPERIENCE AND OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOSTAGE SURVIVAL.
Abstract: IN 1976, A CORPORATE EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF VENEZUELAN OPERATIONS FOR A MULTINATIONAL COMPANY WAS KIDNAPPED BECAUSE HE REPRESENTED CERTAIN SYMBOLS OF CAPITALISM SUCH AS PROFITS AND THE CONFLICT OF MANAGERS VERSUS WORKERS. WHILE A HOSTAGE, HE DID NOT EXHIBIT AGGRESSIVENESS, AND ALTHOUGH HE MADE NO EFFORT TO ACT SUPERIOR IN INTELLECT OR IDEOLOGY, HE DID ATTEMPT TO CONDUCT HIMSELF IN A MANNER SUPERIOR TO THAT OF THE ARMED GUERRILLAS. COMMUNICATION REMAINED OPEN BETWEEN THE HOSTAGE AND HIS CAPTORS AND HE FOUND IT IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO AND TELEVISION, AND MAINTAIN A DIARY. HE GAINED INSIGHTS FROM THE EXPERIENCE AND OFFERS FIVE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING KIDNAPPING AND HOSTAGE SURVIVAL: (1) BE HUMAN; (2) COMMUNICATE; (3) SET INDIVIDUAL GOALS; (4) EAT AND EXERCISE: (5) HAVE FAITH. HE ALSO MAKES SUGGESTIONS ABOUT POSSIBLE SECURITY MEASURES FOR PERSONS LIVING OVERSEAS. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Hostages; Personal Security/Self Protection; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Venezuela
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