Former scientologist teenager.
|"Scientology is a dictatorship, and I want everybody to know
that." — Tanya Neujahr.
"Scientology: a young sect ex-member reports for the first time"
by Michaela Haas
|«What awaited Tanya was eight to ten hours work per day,
followed by five hours study of the Hubbardist writings. She
seldom got to bed before midnight. About 300 Scientologists live
in Saint Hill, including, according to Scientology's own
statement, 77 children and teenagers. "There were more and more
children," said Tanya. She pulls a pile of photographs from a
paper bag in order to show a picture of herself. Her red hair
shone unmistakably from a crowd of young girls in school
uniforms. At the time she was still slim. She put on many pounds
later, as if she needed this thick, soft, protective layer.
The photographs also show a castle-like manor, a luxuriously
furnished library, and splendid, wood-panelled halls, "really
very idyllic, a vision of beauty," said Tanya. She pointed to a
building in the background of the 22 hectare (55 acre) park.
That was the sauna for the "purification
rundown," a cure in which Scientologists sit for hours in
the sauna in order to sweat out poisons. She and other youths
had helped to build the sauna. "That was hellish work. Also, we
had to dig the path through the park. We had to dig it up three
times, each time approximately one meter (yard) deep and one
meter wide. That was the time that we had to work throughout the
|«At the press conference about human rights and religious
freedom violations by scientology I took notes when
Tanya spoke. Tanya is the
girl who escaped from
and she was one of the people who spoke on the podium. She is
now 18 but she looks like a child.
- One of her jobs was to open
mail and to check it for money or for relatives that are
- Her superior was a 13 year old girl named "Lilly".
- She did recruit other children. She is very sad and
feels guilty that she did that.
- She and Lilly had to wear make-up to look older, because
customers were wondering
Xenu TV: "Scientology child abuse in
|«After her Scientologist
father kicked Tanya out of the house when she was 16
years old, Tanya was forced to join the sinister
Scientology's "Sea Organization." In this video she
talked about systemic child abuse within Scientology,
child molestation, pedophilia by a Scientologist who
molested little boys freely and without any concern by
Scientology staff, and kidnapping people who tried to
escape Scientology. Tanya constantly objected to these
crimes and abuse committed by Scientology staff, and she
was punished by Scientology management for making those
Tanya was held against her will, then thrown into
Scientology's brutal "RPF:" the "Rehabilitation Project
Force," and subjected to sleep deprivation,
malnourishment, and brutal slave labor. British police
officers, at Saint Hill, helped Tanya escape Scientology
and helped her get home to Germany. After she escaped,
Scientologists "fair gamed" her, threatening to kill
At the end of the video Tanya apologized to the people
she helped Scientology hurt.
There are currently about 52,000 Scientology customers,
salespeople, and staff members in the United States.
There are about 19,000 more in the rest of the world.»