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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-30

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The Atlas of Great Jewish
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Nancy Patz made a visit to the
Jewish Historical Museum in
Close your eyes and
Amsterdam where she saw a
imagine an entire set of
hat. It was a woman's
Jewish encyclopedias
hat, rather plain and
condensed into one
large.
small and wonderful
Probably most people
book. Could such a
would have passed it by,
thing be done?
or paused and then
Yes. It's called The
moved on.
Atlas
of Great Jewish
For Patz, though, the
qi
This
Communities.
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hat was a memory she
the down u
book
is
a
little
treas-
1
41.
would never know. It was
ill. ore the . 1 .
ure. It's educational,
inextricably linked to
fun and fascinating.
someone, a woman who
It is a completely
died in the Holocaust, and
objective history of
Woman
it is that unknowable
Who Was the
the Jewish people,
the Hat?
someone whom she consid-
Who Wore
beginning with the
ers in Who Was the Woman
first
century
C.E. and continu-
Who Wore the Hat?
ing to the present. Everything is
"I saw a woman's hat in a glass
here, from the story of Sephardic
case," Patz writes in her Author's
Jewry to Hasidism to Napoleon and
Note at the end. "That's all there
was — no label, no explanation, just the Jews. And even if you're well-
versed in history, this book has
a woman's hat on a stand.
something to offer,
As I looked at it, I real-
both
with its incredi-
ized that this remnant,
ble photos and art,
this quite ordinary hat,
and with small stories
was all that remained of
that accompany each
a woman's life."
section. A chapter on
Written and illustrated
the
Jews of England,
by Patz, this book is a
for
example,
includes a
quiet poem without
brief
bit
of
information
rhymes, just a gentle
about Grace Aguilar's
collection of words and
little-known book
wondering.
Women of Israel, first
How could she
published
in 1845.
know what to pack in
The Atlas of Great
Further, The Atlas of
her suitcase? Or how
Jewish Communities
Great Jewish Communities
many sweaters to put
is
designed so that you
on each of her children ...
could
sit and read the
Was she pulled from her family
entire book, or go through and
and lined up to be photographed —
select the bits most interesting to
from the side, from the front, and
you. The pages are enough to rouse
then with her hat on her head?
the Jewish appetite in anyone. It's
Who Was the Woman Who Wore the
delicious.
Hat? would be a good tool for chil-
Well written, informational, beau-
dren aged 10 and older who are
tifully
designed — in a word, fabu-
learning about the Holocaust and
CI
lous.
some
who may not be prepared for

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