Swiss Embassy, Swiss immigrant, Americanism, foreign relations
With her lively reminiscences of our years in the service of the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C., my wife Agathe has evoked a fine period in our life in which we were both equally engaged, greatly encouraged by our chiefs, in fostering Swiss-American relations on a very personal level. This endeavor was made easy by a favorable intellectual climate. Things· American still had an unique charm for our curious Swiss visitors who found there an astonishing openmindedness. We met in the United States many highly motivated Americans in responsible positions who were keen to keep in close touch with our best Swiss values. So we had a very good time. But our stay in Washington ended more than two decades ago.
Burckhardt, Lukas F.
"Swiss-American Relations- A Challenge,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 30
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol30/iss2/4