The longest-held hostages in history

Could you stay sane if you were taken captive for this long?

Stars Insider

20/06/24 | StarsInsider


There are possibly hundreds of gruesome stories around the world that tell tales of kidnapping and ransom, desperation and diplomacy, or simply haunting testaments of human endurance. Indeed, being held hostage is certainly a harrowing experience, and there are some people who don’t always make it out alive.

But how long have some people been held in captivity? And is there possibly a record of some of the longest hostage situations in history? Well, yes, there is. Click through this gallery to read all about those cases.

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