Brazda has been selective in his choices of to whom and where to speak out about his internment. In 2008 he spoke with the French media outlet Têtu in a video interview below. He reflected on his post-internment life:
I had found freedom. I started a new life. Of course, I was a homosexual and I wanted to find a new boyfriend. And that's how I met Edouard. He had been kicked out of Yugoslavia, since his parents were Germans. And he didn't have a home. So he stuck with me, he was so young. He must have been 18 or 19 years old, and I was 18 years older. But we were good for one another, and we started a new life together. It was going well, we each had a job, and we managed to live just like everyone else.
In 2008, Brazda also spoke at the dedication of a memorial in Berlin that remembered gay men who were killed in the Holocaust. The memorial is controversial because it focuses on gay men, including a video of two men kissing to celebrate their sexuality (right), although lesbians were also victims.
Estimates put the number of homosexuals deported to concentration camps during the Holocaust at between 5,000 and 15,000, primarily Germans. People who were brought to the internment camps specifically for their sexual orientation were forced to wear the pink triangle on their clothes. Brazda explained the triangle system, again in the 2008 video interview:
Then I left the disinfection room. I got dressed, but this time, I had to wear the striped prisoner's clothes. We were also given our symbols. It was a pink triangle stitched on the left breast. It was ... the symbol for homosexuality. It was so ridiculous, the color pink. The other prisoners, the common criminals, they had a green triangle. The asocials were wearing a black triangle, and the Jehovah's Witnesses, the purple triangle.
He is an example of how important the work of remembrance is for our future. Fewer and fewer people can give information about repression under the Nazi dictatorship authentically and from their own experience.