Chaplain John G. Gaskill Papers
Scope and Contents
Researchers studying the Chaplain John G. Gaskill Papers will gain insight into the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
- Creation: 1936 - 1945
- Gaskill, John G., Rev., 1905-1996 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
John Gilbert Gaskill was born on October 29th, 1905 in Worcester, Massachusetts. An ordained congregationalist minister, he served as a chaplain in the United State Army during World War II and was one of the first Americans to enter the Dachau concentration camp. He arranged for all the religious services to be performed as necessary for all denominations in many different tongues. He died at age 91 on November 22, 1996 in Salisbury, Connecticut.
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Language of Materials
Chaplain Gaskill was a United States Army chaplain who was among the first Americans to enter the Dachau concentration camp. Of special significance is the record book of those who died during the last three months of camp operation. The information has been sent to Yad Vashem in Israel. The papers contain records from the Dachau concentration camp including death records, hospital records, a memorial service, reports, and prisoner testimonies.
All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
Repository: The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
Oversized material removed to oversized collection.
- Chaplin John G. Gaskill Papers, Mss 67
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Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States