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Otto Peltzer

November 4, 2010


One-time world champion runner Otto Peltzer was captain for the German Olympic Team in 1928 and 1932. But when the Nazis came into power, he was interned in Mauthauzen concentration camp for his iconoclasm and his homosexuality.

Freda du Faur

November 1, 2010


Mountaineer Freda du Faur was the first woman to climb Mount Cook in New Zealand in 1910. Today, two peaks in the country's Southern Alps are named for Du Faur and her lover Muriel Cadogan.