An expert on Gutenberg and his masterpiece, pastor Don Cleveland Normand claimed that the fate of the copy from Pelplin could be a plot for more than one action story. It took place at the beginning of the year 1939, just before the second world war began. Contemporary heritage conservationist of Chełm Diocese, priest PHD. Antoni Liedtke, spotting the danger made a move to preserve the heritage from Pelplin from damage and loss. The safety of the Gutenberg Bible was a priority.
In his book entitled Saga Pelplińskiej Biblii Gutenberga Liedke recollects: “Authorised by bishop Stanisław Wojciech Okoniewski to preserve the Bible I prepared a proper packaging in the form of a solid leather suitcase, which had been ordered from a saddler Teodor Gutkowski. Next to the two volumes of the Bible I put into the suitcase the most valuable among manuscripts - Psalm Book from the beginning of the 16th century, and my work entitled The Gutenberg Bible in Pelplin, published in 1936 in Toruń.”
In this extraordinary packaging the Bible started its war tramp on 1st August, 1939. The suitcase in which the facsimile is packed is an exact replica of the suitcase made in 1939.