In Decemebr 2011, launching of the book: "Kronenberg. Dzieje Fortuny" (Kronenberg. History of the Fortune), written by Andrzej Żor, a member of the Board of Trustees of our Foundation, took place. Leopold Kronenberg was a founder and the first president of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA. Jan Bloch was one of the main shareholders of this bank, founded in 1870. The book has many references to Jan Bloch - business competitor of Leopold Kronenberg. Out of 404 pages, Bloch's name is mentioned on 57 ones (according to the Index of Names). The book was sponsored by The Leopold Kronenberg Foundation at Citi Handlowy (legal successor of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA) and published by Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.
Launching ceremony took place in the chamber of Leopold Kronenberg, in the historical headquarters of the Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA at Traugutt Street in Warsaw. A welcome speech was delivered by professor Marek Belka, the President of the National Bank of Poland. An interview with the author who portrayed Kronenberg was conducted by a well-known Polish journalist Jacek Żakowski.