He won the Dutch title in his division eight times.
During the German occupation of the Netherlands, he was deported to Germany and interned at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Four of his brothers and a sister died in the concentration camps. All but one of the siblings were married with children. Ben Bril and his younger brother Herrie both survived the war. Herrie Bril died in Rotterdam on August 6, 1966.
Ben Bril and his wife Celia had one child Ab Ben, who lives in Zandvoort with his wife Wilma. Ab Ben and Wilma have one son, Benno, who also lives in Zandvoort.
Ben Bril died aged 91 in Amsterdam.
In October 2006 Ben Bril's biography by Ed van Opzeeland was published. It is called Ben Bril - Davidsster als Ereteken (free translation: Ben Bril - Decorated with a Star of David). The Dutch swimmer Erica Terpstra handed out the first copy of the book to Ben's son Albert Bril.