About this book
An assessment of how 20th century world history was created, and what it means today, from the author of "Postwar". By looking at a range of subjects, Judt reminds the reader of how important our own past is, and how it can change the future.
Draws connections between a range of subjects, from the history of the neglect and recovery of the Holocaust to the challenge of 'evil' in understanding the European past. This book shows how much of our history has been sacrificed in the triumph of myth-making over understanding and denial over memory.