Prelude: a journey to the stricken lands
Memory and the Second World War
War, memory and race
- The stone of Sisyphus: Germany
- Through a glass darkly: France
- Erasing history: pretense and oblivion in Japan
War, memory and identity
- The shadow of slavery: the United States
- The beloved country: truth and reconciliation in South Africa
Is there justice?
- Who will own the Holocaust?
- The furies of war revisit Europe: Yugoslavia and Bosnia
- New genocide, new trials: the legacy of Nuremberg
Coda: in the wake of memory and forgetfulness