My experience is right the opposite. Freiburg, Koblenz or Berlin archives, like any archives, are just libraries. You order a document and you receive it. Most of the time, you can make a copy with you own device.smetanin albert wrote: ↑18 Apr 2022 09:10Hello,
This suggests that you have not encountered the sophisticated German bureaucracy, because. You got SSO rolls for free.
Access to RS files in Berlin is strictly restricted.
You order a case, but you will not receive it in its entirety.
Sometimes you have to wait a very long time.
Archive employees independently determine the number of copied documents (5-6 sheets).
In the near future - restrictions on RS files will not be removed!
Restrictions for WW2 documents are now extremely uncommon.
And 100+ of them are worth zero, since available for free on John Calvin or wwiidigitalarchives.org.You got SSO rolls for free.(...)
One personal file in the archive costs about 120 euros
Just focusing on WW2 documents, I also got 5000+ Army rolls for free, and I also share them for free. Russian, Canadian, Czech also share tens of thousands of files for free. Since 2020, Bundesarchiv scans and shares everything for free. Now NARA does the same. These include a lot of personal files.
The trend is global and steady. Your SSO will eventually be there for free, like the rest.