Berlin – Monument to Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn
(Komponistendenkmal) in Berlin’s Tiergarten was vandalized with antisemitic
graffiti, Berlin police reports on Monday.
People passing by early on Monday reported about the incident. Graffiti
was removed promptly and police now look into the incident.
It is not ruled out that the provocation was prompted by a rally against
antisemitism organized by the Central Council of Jews in Germany on Sunday.
Taking part in it were several thousand people, including renowned
politicians – President Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vice
Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and other members of the German Cabinet of Ministers.
The demonstration was held at the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenbourger Tor)
under the banner “Stand Up: Jew Hatred -Never Again”.
The monument to great composers built in 1904 by Rudolf and Wolfgang
Siemering, is situated in Tiergarten urban park in central Berlin.
It is a 10 meter high baroque memorial statue with the busts of the
composers on each of its three sides.