Over the years, many distinguished scholars, writers and artists have been visitors to the CC German Department. Perhaps the most illustrious was writer and Nobel prize winner Thomas Mann who stopped here with his wife Katja on his way from Princeton to California. Invited here by then chairman and writer Hans Rosenhaupt, Mann engaged students in a seminar and discussion of his famous novella Tonio Kröger.
In more recent years, the continuing, generous support from the Max Kade Foundation has made possible the visits to the campus of a number of distinguished personalities from German-speaking countries. Among them were Helga Schubert and Helga Königsdorf, writers from the former German Democratic Republic; German film maker Doris Dörrie (perhaps best known for her films Männer and Keiner liebt mich); writers Sandra Kellein and Karen Duve, and singer and holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano, to mention a few. In block 2, 2002, the renowned film maker Frank Beyer (Jakob der Lügner - Jacob the Liar and many other great East and West German films) was a visitor at Colorado College.
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