The grave of Felix Mendelssohn and his family in the evangelical cemetery on Mehringdamm, Berlin, was vandalised last weekend, police have announced.
His sister, the composer Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, lies beside him. The vandals appear to have targeted a Mendelssohn exhibition in the cemetery chapel.
No photographs have yet been released. No arrests have been made.
The Mendelssohns, born Jewish, were converted by their parents in childhood.