Turul’s unplanned (but fortunate) journey to America!


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The letter pages pictured above are the translation of the actual letter sent home to Hungary by our founder Louis Gregorencsics only weeks after arriving in America. He and our family were refugees from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.  This letter is an incredible artifact for us to have and capture our family business history!  Prior to fleeing their home of Sopron, Hungary, the Gregorencsics family planned on getting safely across the border simply to wait out the possible hostilities facing their beloved town of Sopron as the Russian soldiers and tanks began rolling into the city to quell the uprising.  Once across the border, prompt decisions were made and soon the family found themselves in a refugee camp preparing to be brought to America. With literally nothing but the clothes on their back, they boarded a US Air Force Constellation Plane and were enroute!   While missing all they left behind including most of the family, they took a chance on the land of opportunity!  62 Years later, the fact that Turul Bookbindery  Inc. was able to survive the WWII, Hitler, and Stalin, and be reestablished in America, shows how correct Louis Gregorencsics was!

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