Swiss Colony, Washington, Swiss schools, Contonal Gymnasiums
When on June 28th, 1957, my husband was appointed to the post of Labor Attache in Washington he was informed that he would have to be there on August 1st in order to attend the National Day celebrations with the Swiss colony. We agreed that I would join him later since I had to wind up my teaching obligations at the "Mädchengymnasium Basel," find temporary homes for our three daughters and last, but not least, learn how to drive a car. At that time I also got acquainted with "Protocol" which summoned me to pay my first formal call on Madame Petipierre, wife of the Federal Councillor Max Petipierre, head of the Political Department (Foreign Affairs). It was a very busy fall semester, but when the movers came after New Year's Day, I was ready to leave for Washington D. C.
"A New Job- a New World Washington 1958-1970,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 30
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol30/iss2/3