Polen und Schweizer verschont

Dessalines had been Toussaint's right-hand-man in the original revolt. He ordered the killing of all French, but Dessalines spared Poles, Germans, Swiss, and foreign women married to Haitians, Dessalines honored the Poles because they were sympathetic to Saint Domingue's plight. It is thought that those Poles were established at Casales because of its cooler climate and remoteness.

[from: http://www.angelfire.com/mi4/polcrt/PolesinHaiti.html]