Chaim Frankel (1857–1920) and his son Jacob (1883–1967) created a modern leather industry in Šiauliai and developed it to a global level, giving impetus to the city of Šiauliai to become a major center of industrial, cultural and social life during the interwar period. Through the history of one residential house-villa, the book reveals the life of a famous Jewish family, shows its influence on Siauliai and their difficult fate. The book touches on the history of Šiauliai industry, which represents Šiauliai as an important city of Lithuanian Jewish cultural heritage, reveals the peculiarities of jewish lifestyle. The history of the Frankel family has become an integral part of the identity and location of Siauliai city genius loci part of the
This book is the result of the collective work of scientists and museums.