Pietro Beretta : I met Pietro casually during a visit on the Museo d’arte Moderna in Ascona, we began instantly friends and I showed him the paintings of Luigi Pericle.
In the house of Stinnes Baron
(here the connection with Thissen) next to Hotel Ascona, next to Luigi Pericle’s house (my father lived there too) was signed the Operation Sunrise. Actually in the Sunrise Operatio was also involved the grandson of Stinnes who tall and blond, english, perfectly german speaking, managed as spy during the Sunrise Operation.
The cousin of Pietro Beretta was the translator during the secret meeting of Sunrise Operation with Allen Dulles.
Allen Dulles financed with U.S.A. government the Nazi Party (Come finanziere Dulles lavorò a New York per Sullivan & Cromwell, una compagnia d’investimento mobiliare di Wall Street, come socio gerente, dove progettò con successo il più grande prestito del Ministero del Tesoro (30 milioni di dollari) al governo tedesco nazionalsocialista, così come altri prestiti stranieri e divenne l’uomo di punta del Dipartimento di Stato sui prestiti stranieri durante il 1926-1933.)
Allen Dulles fu uno degli attori principali nelle trattative avviate da Max Waibel (Operazione Sunrise) (Alba) con Eugen Dollmann e alla capitolazione delle truppe tedesche in una sezione del nord Italia. L’accordo fu firmato con Generale Wolff del SS.
Pietro Beretta was the president of the young chamber of commerce financing the expo of Harald Szemaan on the Monte Verità.
In this museum we can find the picture of Herbert Read who was lecturer at Eranos in Ascona from ’52 to ’64.
This is just a very small part of the connection we can find with Luigi Pericle … the story is just beginning …
This is the list of the collection where we can find Luigi Pericle’s paintings :
Paintings & drawings in Museums and private collections
Rudolf Staechelin collection, Basle
Burckhardt – Koechlin collection, Museum Basle
P. & M. Strauss – Meerwein collection, Arlesheim
Ch. Wasmer – Crossland collection, Basle
Blumenfeld – Roelli collection, Ascona
Dr. H. E. Kunheim collection, Porto Ronco
Prof. U. Buff collection, Zurich
H. & N. Kindler collection, Munich, Zurich, Brissago
Sir S. Summers collection, Thenford House, Oxf. sh.
M. Summers collection, London
Lady Tate collection, London
R. Braunschweig – Dreifuss collection, Berne
City of York Art Gallery
S. B. Lunt collection, New York
A. V. Manicardi collection, Modena
Herrn & Frau Dr. G. Bichsel, Interlaken
Herrn & Frau Dr. F. P. Zwicky, Basle
A. C. F. Turner collection, London
J. Metcalf collection, London
Mr. M. Hornby, London
Mr. P. Hyde – Thompson, London
Th. Lumley collection,
Lewes J. B. Whiteside collection, New York
Bennett Korn collection, New York
R. S. Wilkins collection, London
R. W. Gossage collection, London
Alan Macintosh collection, London
Miss E. Durlacher, London
Mrs. J. Pinkney collection, London
Lady Dunsany collection
Prof Manton, Leeds University
Mr. & Mrs. D. C. King, British Embassy Beirut
Herrn & Frau F. Kroeger, Konigstem, Germany
M. & Mme. J. Greilsamer, Paris
Mr. & Mrs. R. Brockbank, Thursley, G.B.
Mrs. Nigel Campbell, London
Mr. J. Greenwood, London
Mrs. Stanley Tippets, London
Frl. G. Men, Berne
Mr. Ben Colman, G.B.
Miss L. Riley, G.B.
Mr. R. Sewell, G B.
Richard Craig collection, G.B.
Mr. T. Samsbury, G.B.
Mr. Ch. Berens, London
Mr. Th. W. Borges, London
Mr. H. Seligman, Wycombe, G.B.
Mr. C. Collins, Oxford
Mr. G. Freeman, London
Mr. H. K. B. Lund, Bath