Sign of the times: Mendelssohn’s tomb is daubed with swastikasmain
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.