This full-color, large-format book of apparently bucolic scenes is, in fact, an indictment of the persistence of racism and xenophobia in today's Germany. Opposite each lovely photo of an ancient, half-timbered building, a verdant lawn or a neatly manicured plaza, Eva Leitolf tells the true story of a racist incident that took place there. On the beach in Heringsdorf, in 2004, a group of men and women assaulted teenagers from Berlin, one of whom was dark-skinned and called a negro slut during the attack. In a plaza in Wriezen in 2004, a mentally disabled man of Arab ancestry was verbally attacked and then stabbed with a sharp object. The contrast between the peaceful settings, empty of people, and the hateful scenes that took place there makes for a thought provoking and challenging discourse regarding race and discriminaion.