Dear visitor

Due to extensive work on my satirico-political show "Louverture died in 1803" and due to some 30 performances during the year 2003, I am not in a position to provide a full-fledged English version of my site. However, you will find a considerable number of texts in English listed below:

From St. Gall to Haiti - and back
Conceptual text on the genesis of my politico-satirical revue "Louverture died in 1803" to be performed some 20 times in the year 2003 on the occasion of the canton of St. Gall's 200th anniversary. For dates and places of performance see "Auftritte !"

Historical Material on the Slavery Issue
During my research into the history of my home canton of St. Gallen, the life of Toussaint Louverture and the history of Haiti I have come across sufficient evidence for the thesis that, although a landlocked country, 18th century Switzerland had numerous links with slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.

Swiss Involvment in Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
English version of the parliamentary move submitted to the Swiss federal government by Pia Hollenstein, Green member of the Swiss House of Representatives, on 5th March 2003, translated by HF

"Switzerland played key role in the slave trade"
Article by Vanda Janka, from swissinfo-interview, 24th August 2003 (translated into English by Joanne Shields)

"Never trust a neutral!"
Eight contributions to Fässler's thesis on discussion forum "Free Republic"

IMPERIAL CULTURE IN COUNTRIES WITHOUT COLONIES: AFRICA AND SWITZERLAND
Invitation to participate in a historical conference organized by the historical seminar of the University of Basel (23rd-25th October 2003)

Programme of the same conference
Plus texts of papers to be delivered at the conference

THE THIRD CHAPTER IS THE FIRST - Unravelling Switzerland’s Slavery Past
Unpublished paper by Hans Fässler (talk to be delivered on 25th October 2003 at the Basel Conference, see above)

Switzerland and Slavery? Switzerland and Slavery!
Flyer produced for a conference in South Africa, summing up my book and projects and appealing for an English editor for my book.

Should you be interested in specific questions or require translation of particular pages on my site, do not
hesitate to contact me in English via hans.faessler@kst.ch !

Yours sincerely,

Hans Fässler