the persecuted

Rudolf Brazda, The Last Pink Triangle Survivor From Hitler’s Concentration Camps

Goodness, this interview with Rudolf Brazda, believed to be the last known survivor of the Pink Triangles (forced to the Buchenwald concentration camp for being gay, where they were outfitted with pink triangles instead of yellow), is an emotional roller coaster. Gut wrenching. But also inspiring! An estimated 5,000 to 15,000 queers were executed at the Holocaust camps. Brazda is 97-years-old, and spent three years — 1942-45 — at Buchenwald. He settled in France after the war, where he now lives. Dare I say, this man knows a little something about “bullying.”