Gihon River Press is a leading provider of Holocaust books and other material. To teach about the past helps shape the future. World War II and The Holocaust have been over for more than 70 years. An entire generation must learn about the horror and destruction the Nazis rained down over an entire world. Survivors are becoming fewer with each passing day.  I believe there are many stories of bravery and heroism among Holocaust survivors that still need to be told. It is my intention to publish memoirs and biographies by and about Holocaust survivors, specifically stories of people who saved or were saved by others, both Jews and non-Jews alike.



By Miriam M. Brysk

In 2002, after retiring from academia, I returned to the ghettos, killing fields and death camps of Eastern Europe. Throughout the trip my fears reemerged and I felt traumatized again. My memories became more focused on the past, especially, when I went to the former location of the Warsaw Ghetto where I and most of my family lived and then to Treblinka death camp where they perished. I said Kaddish for them and sang the song “Treblinka”.

On that European trip I made a pact with myself and with God that I would spend the rest of my life doing creative work to remember the Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Read More…



   Holocaust Reference Guide:

This six page, laminated, 8.5 x 11, tri-folded reference guide packed with information to assist both teachers and students of the Holocaust in discovering: Important vocabulary 33 difficult terms and their meanings, who’s who, definitions, timelines, (Read More…)

Liesl’s Ocean Rescue
by Barbara Krasner
Illustrated by Avi Katz

Recounts the story of Liesl Joseph, a 10 year old girl aboard the ill-fated MS St. Louis. On May 13, 1939, together with her parents and 937 other Jewish refugees they left Germany on the MS. St Louis attempting to seek temporary… Read More

Women of Valor: Polish Resisters to the Third Reich
by Joanne Gilbert

Provides a unique and inspiring perspective on the extraordinary Jewish and non- Jewish women who risked everything to defy the Nazis. In this highly readable and educational collection of true stories, educator, public-speaker and author Joanne… Read More

Karski How One Man Tried to Stop the HolocaustKarski – How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust
by E. Thomas Wood &
Stanislaw M. Jankowski

Part spy thriller and part compelling story of moral courage against all odds, Karski is the first definitive account of perhaps the most significant warning of the impeding Holocaust to reach…Read More..

SW-AwardThe Stones Weep
By Miriam M. Brysk &
Margaret G. Lincoln

An uniquely engaging and effective Holocaust Education book that combines multiple aspects of a survivor’s art—emotional, impressionistic digital creations—with teacher-created and tested lesson plans that meet State and National Core Curriculum Standards, including an ….Read More

AST3AwardAmidst the Shadows of Trees

By Miriam M. Brysk

I was brave, but without Mama I would die alone. She in turn was afraid that I would die of cold and hunger. Her thoughts were of me. “Mirele, are you all right?” she asked. “Let me rub your feet a little.” I remember one specific night, lying with several….Read More

TPBMom2AM1The Tattered Prayer Book

By Ellen Bari
Illustrated by: Avi Katz

“…Ruthie, I have tried to forget the past and this book for many years.” “Please remember for me Daddy,” I begged…
…The next day I saw our synagogue in ruins and I cried. Burned prayer books were everywhere. When no one was looking, I hid this one in my coat. I wanted a reminder… Read More

Bitter Freedom

By Jafa Wallach

Narrowly escaping the Nazi sweep in Southern Poland, Jafa and her husband, Natan, a physician, were able to send their four-year-old daughter, Rena, to safety (they hoped) while they themselves—along with two of Jafa’s brothers—managed to dig a shallow hole in the ground…Read More

Ursula’s Prism

By Anna Block

Ursula’s Prism is based on the true story of Ursula Swartz and five other children who escaped from Bergen-Belsen and crossed war-torn Germany on foot to freedom. Ursula shares the secrets of the prism with the other children and the power of their imagination gives them the….Read More

Silence Not A Love StorySilence Not, A Love Story

By Cynthia L. Cooper

During an economic crisis in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s, an idealistic young Jewish woman involved in the labor movement in Hamburg joins with a rebellious artisan to resist the rise of Nazism, at the same time deepening their love for humanity and each other…..Read More