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Rudolf Brazda, the last pink triangle dies aged 98.
(Blogmensgo, August 12, 2011) Rudolf Brazda died in his sleep on August 3, 2011, at the age of 98 years in hospital in Bantry (Haut-Rhin) where he was since June. The deceased was the last survivor of some 10,000 rose triangles deported by the Nazis because of their sexuality. He was detained for nearly three years in the Buchenwald concentration camp.
His funeral will be held in Mulhouse, where he lived since the liberation. His Ashes will rest next to those of his companion for half a century, ‘Edi’ (Edward Mayer).
Rudolf Brazda was born Czech and had lived for thirty years in Germany. He gained French citizenship in 1960, he gained the reputation as the only Pink Triangle still alive, just before the inauguration of the gay memorial in Berlin in May 2008. He honored his visit to the memorial in Berlin on June 28, 2008, a month after its official opening.
For more details on the life of Rudolf Brazda, you can see his Wikipedia page or read his autobiography, ‘Rudolf Brazda, a pink triangle route’.
Translation from our french news blog, you can view the original article here.