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Old 28th January 2022, 17:21
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Bundsarchiv has been closed for 2 years, due to covid. Highly doubt they are open now.

They do not give out as much as they used to...for example, I had to get my attorney involved to get scans, as too many people are getting scans and them re-selling them on eBay.

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Getting scans and re-selling them on eBay. Appalling. I recently posted a handbook listed on German eBay with a Bundesarchiv stamp.


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Old 28th January 2022, 17:37
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It has not been closed. Only part time. But last year was fully booked allready in spring.
And as Steve has told us you can access the Personalunterlagen, but only officers. NCO's and privates papers were transferred to WASt in Berlin.
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As Jörn has said, it's not been closed at all but has been open on a limited places basis and is certainly currently open.

Jörn - when you say that 'NCO's and private papers were transferred to WASt in Berlin', are you in a position to provide guidance as to exactly what they hold and what might be accessible? I understand that the microfilmed records of NCO's previously held by the BA-ZNS were sent to Freiburg but have now degraded to such a state that they are beyond salvage.
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Old 28th January 2022, 17:42
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Re: Visiting the Bundesarchiv

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It has not been closed. Only part time. But last year was fully booked allready in spring.
And as Steve has told us you can access the Personalunterlagen, but only officers. NCO's and privates papers were transferred to WASt in Berlin.
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I'm looking for copies of various reports related to the Dieppe raid, so hopefully I can find someone who is able to provide that service.

If not I can only hope that the world starts to open up more as 2022 progresses and then maybe I can hope to make a visit myself in 2023...

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Old 28th January 2022, 19:04
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I was informed by the staff at Aachen, were the Personalakte were before beeing moved. They stated that only officers went to Freiburg. All others went to Berlin.
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Old 28th January 2022, 20:20
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Re: Visiting the Bundesarchiv

Junker is correct, Officers Personalakten went to Freiburg and can be ordered or viewed. Only if they are Pers 1 records meaning they went into the Bundesluftwaffe it is more complicated. Personalakten of NCO's and lower grades went to BAPA Berlin (former WAST) and cannot be accessed. And of course not every Akte survived and their contents can vary a lot. I have Personalakten of Officers of over 300 pages and others as few as 5 pages.

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Old 28th January 2022, 21:14
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Have you ever seen an example of a file for an NCO? I say this because when I enquired of the BA-ZNS back several decades ago, I was only offered print outs of cards from microfilm.

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Old 28th January 2022, 21:23
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I have some from Aachen. Exampel Ogfr. Hoppe 19 pages with Wehrstambuch and different tranfer papers. Not from microfilm.
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Old 28th January 2022, 21:33
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Thanks. That's mildly hopeful.

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Old 28th January 2022, 23:30
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Steve,

Yes, I have seen probably around 100+ files or so. Some of them with "everything" (Wehrstammbuch, Soldbuch, Beurteilungen, etc.). Some of them "nothing"...it is just like the officers. Maybe less complete.

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Old 29th January 2022, 00:10
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