La sfârşitul celui de-Al Doilea Război Mondial arhiva, covoarele si alte odoare aflate în Biserica Evanghelică de la Bistriţa au fost luate spre a fi salvate de saşii care s-au refugiat în Germania.
Moves are at last underway to restore to their rightful home more than fifty Ottoman Turkish rugs taken fromTransylvania to Germany late in WorldWar II by the Saxon parishioners of the Lutheran Church in Bistrita, Romania. Since 1952, the rugs have been held in storage, ‘on loan’ to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg.
Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 9th July 2009
Merchants, Mercenaries and Missionaries: The Society and Culture of the Medieval Mediterranean, c. 500-1500.