Rudolf Brazda, thought to be the last surviving person forced to wear a “gay triangle” in a Nazi concentration camp, has died. He was 98.
The Berlin branch of the Lesbian and Gay Association announced today that Brazda died on Wednesday, but did not say where he died or what was the cause of death.
Germany's leading publication, Der Spiegel, wrote a compelling story on Brazda that was published on July 6. It described an emaciated Brazda as lying in a hospital bed in the French Alsatian city of Mulhouse, "waiting at death's door."
"Ninety-eight-year-old Brazda is believed to be the last gay man alive who can recount what it was like to live as a homosexual man during the Third Reich. He's a man who can also remember the persecution, the legal proceedings against gays, the punishment and murder of his friends. But he also remembers what it was like to have sex in a concentration camp and what it felt like to be liberated."
Complete article at SDGLN : http://bit.ly/n76cQC