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‘Last’ gay victim of Nazis dies

By |2011-08-11T09:00:00-04:00August 11th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Germany’s Lesbian and Gay Federation reported that the last known living gay victim of the Nazis, Rudolf Brazda, died at age 98 on Aug. 3 in Bantzenheim, France.
Along with up to 15,000 other homosexuals, Brazda was sent to a concentration camp – Buchenwald in his case, in 1942. He was freed by U.S. forces three years later.
Most homosexual inmates did not survive. Brazda had said he remained alive thanks to a guard who moved him to less perilous jobs in the camp and another guard who hid him from a death-march roundup.
Brazda came out as a gay survivor of the camps in 2008 after hearing on television that no gay survivors were left. France later appointed him a knight of the Legion of Honor.

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