More than 200,000 copies sold in Sweden

Ninas Journey. Lena Einhorn
Original title: Ninas resa
Author: Lena Einhorn
Original publication: Norstedts Förlag
Genre: Biography/Essay
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.
English manuscript available.
– Winner of the August award 2005 for best non-fiction book.
– More than 200,000 copies sold in Sweden.


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


“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


“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.”


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.


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


“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


Alice Stenberg
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