Wikimedia Deutschland Verein and the German Bundesarchiv have agreed that 100.000 images will be made available on Commons under a CC-by-sa license. This is one of the pictures; it shows the wall being build.
I discussed this important donation with Durova, and we swapped stories about what the wall was to us. Durova would LOVE to work her magic on some of the more important pictures, restore them back to the quality that allows them to be featured.
I would love to know if the Bundesarchiv would be in for a request to have some of their images restored to their original glory..