Cologne: From the Diary of Ray and Esther

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Cologne: From the Diary of Ray and Esther
Directed by Esther Dowidat, Raymond Dowidat
Starring 'Old Man' Guettler, Hans Guettler, Bill Guettler, Esther Dowidat
Release date
  • 1939 (1939)
Running time
14 minutes
Country United States

Cologne: From the Diary of Ray and Esther is a 1939 short documentary film which deals with the German-American community on the eve of World War II. It was filmed and directed by amateur filmmakers Esther Dowidat and Raymond Dowidat, residents of Cologne, Minnesota.[1]

In 2001, this fourteen-minute film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".[2]


  1. ^ "COLOGNE: FROM THE DIARY OF RAY & ESTHER". Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "FILMS SELECTED TO THE NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - 2001". National Film Registration Board. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 

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