Ninas resa (Nina’s journey; 2005)

The members of the family disappeared one by one. In the end, only Nina and her brother Rudek were left. In the last days of the ghetto’s existence, they were smuggled out. What happened then, is drama on the highest level.

Nina had lived what seemed to be a fairly normal life in the Warsaw ghetto. She studied, went to parties, fell in love and took her high-school exam. But then her friends and relatives start vanishing from her sight. When Nina flees from the burning hell of the ghetto, there are only a few hundred people still alive of the ghetto’s original half million inhabitants. Nina is hidden for two years by Polish Catholics and escapes death by a hair’s breadth. Nina’s own words, recorded by her daughter Lena, are interwoven into this almost unbelievable story of survival. Her very personal tales gives new credibility to historic events.

– Winner of the August award 2005, “Swedish non-fiction Book of the Year”

– More than 200,000 copies sold in Sweden.

– English manuscript available.

Press Voices

The reader does not return from reading Nina’s journey liberated, on the contrary, he receives a mission to remember it and think …. we must be thankful that Nina Einhorn, wanted to tell … and that Lena Einhorn, wanted to put her recollections down in writing. It is consequently a very important book.
Svenska Dagbladet

It is a page-turner. It is remarkable that she can also write so well. She writes in a very thrilling way. And simply. And very profoundly.
Culture, Sveriges Radio (on the book and movie)

An absolutely spellbinding book … Few books have filled me with such unconditional admiration as this one. I feel joyful and strengthened at having met Nina, and I wish many, many more will do so.
Skånska Dagbladet

Lena Einhorn has written an excellent book. It is exciting as a thriller, and describes better than anything else I have read, the terrible odds which the Polish jews had against them. … In a brilliant way, Lena Einhorn has created a superbly dense story from the interviews.
Östgöta Correspondenten

This is the best and most important book of the year.
“Books of the Year”, Östgöta Correspondenten

Rarely if ever – perhaps with the exception of Viktor Klemperers diaries from the war years — have I read such a clear and vivid story of surviving balancing between the haphazard choices that characterized life in the ghetto, and keeping a panting life flame of hope alive in a descending darkness. …It is the small details that give this story its hypnotic force and I am forever grateful to Lena Einhorn that she created this monument to her own mother.
Helsingborgs Dagblad

Most of all, this is a story about the indestructible life force and persistence. Everything, the most gruesome moments as well as the decisive ones when Nina is allowed to live, are rendered with a low-key accuracy and without big gestures. Both Nina’s testimony and Lena’s story about her mother go straight to the heart.

Nina’s daughter, documentary filmmaker and writer, has saved Nina Einhorn’s almost incredible story for posterity … It is hard to find a better way to understand the history than this.

It is an educating and very touching story that documentary film maker Lena Einhorn tells in an objective and low-voiced accounting way.
Sydsvenska Dagbladet

A unique little masterpiece.
OBS Kulturkvarten (radio)

Her daughter has now written a book, Nina’s journey. A survival story, where each page turns itself. … Like a child in the theater seeing the bad guy sneaking onto the stage, you want to rise up and shout to the Princess: Beware, beware! He is just behind you! … Nina Einhorn died in 2002. But her life lives.
Judisk Krönika

Stories of intuition and resourcefulness. And of courage. .. About the mechanisms of repression … And the craftiness of pure evil. …Nina and Lena Einhorn’s laconic prose. Never raising their voices. And so you hear it the better.

This touching and thrilling story has many values, especially the intimate and concrete description of everyday life.
Dagens Nyheter

Even though we know how the journey ended, it is hard to put the book down. … Like The Diary of Anne Frank, Nina’s Journey is an extremely important book. That should be read by generation after generation.

Incredibly gripping about how a young girl survives the Holocaust in the Warsaw ghetto.

Nina’s Journey is not about the fate of the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto but about a young Jewish woman and her family that an incomprehensible way manage to survive. In the same way as Wladyslaw Szpilman and Anne Frank gave voice to individual fates so does Nina Einhorn. Nina’s Journey is an extremely strong testimony about how life could continue despite an increasingly horrific existence.
Blekinge Läns Tidning

I can not put it down, I want to know how it goes. This is a very important book to read, so that we should never forget and so that future generations should know and not be able to forget.

Nina’s journey sucks the reader into the story from the first syllable.

How many testimones like Lena Einhorn’s story about her mother Nina are needed to really convince the doubters?

We owe Nina and Lena Einhorn much gratitude for this testimony.
Världen idag

A strong story that touches deeply.

Nina’s journey – a story that makes the reader understand.
Gefle Dagblad

Sweden (Prisma)

Russia (Tekst)

Israel (Kinneret)

Polen (Finna)

Germany (Heyne)

The Netherlands (De Geus)

Norway (Humanist Forlag)

Finland (Otava)

Sri Lanka (Sarasavi Publishers)