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were transported by the
Nazis to a camp in eastern
Poland, never to be seen
The University of
again. Rare documents
Michigan Opera
and eyewitnesses claimed
Theatre Department
Treblinka was a death
presents Mozart's
camp even more ruthlessly
Gail Zimmerman
The Magic Flute,
efficient than Auschwitz-
Arts Editor
sung in German with
Birkenau, but evidence
English surtitles and
was thin because the Nazis
dialogue, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m.
destroyed all traces of the camp.
Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday,
Now, 70 years later, forensic investigator
March 27-30, at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Dr. Caroline Stanley and her team have
Theatre in Ann Arbor. Martin Katz con-
gained access to excavate the site for the
ducts the U-M Symphony Orchestra. $22-
first time. Treblinka: Hitler's Killing
$28/$10 students. (734) 764-2538; tickets.
Machine, premiering Saturday, March
music.umich.edu.
29, at 8 p.m. on Smithsonian Channel,
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
follows their quest to finally uncover clues
Neighborhood Concert Series comes
that reveal the brutal mechanics behind
to the Seligman Performing Arts Center
an operation designed to murder people
in Beverly Hills at 3 p.m. Sunday, March on a mass scale.
30, with DSO Music Director Leonard
The finds documented include three
Slatkin conducting works by Mozart
previously unidentified mass graves at
and Brahms. $25/$10 students. (313)
Treblinka 1, which some thought had
576-5111; dso.org.
only been a labor camp, and the loca-
tion of a gas chamber and other physi-
ON THE STAGE
cal structures at Treblinka 2, the main
extermination camp designed to look
Stagecrafters presents Torch Song
like a bathhouse. Also included are eye-
Trilogy, a play written by Harvey
witness accounts by the few who man-
Fierstein in the late 1970s that still
aged to survive the camp.
resonates today, March 28-April 13
Detroit Public Television-Channel
at the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak.
56 screens parts 3-5 of The Story of
Arnold Beckoff, a nice Jewish boy from
the Jews with Simon Schama at 8-11
Brooklyn and the star of a drag act, is
p.m. Tuesday, April 1, followed by the
a gay man looking for love and accep-
2013 documentary film American
tance. His quest spans three separate yet Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of
cohesive plays that make up the titular
San Francisco, a story of the Bay Area's
trilogy. In the third act, he is raising
pioneering Jews, who escaped persecu-
a 16-year-old son, David (Matthew
tion in Europe, played a central role in
Harmon of Royal Oak), as a single
transforming San Francisco from sleepy
father facing his biggest challenge of
village to thriving metropolis and, in
all: gaining acceptance from his head-
the process, re-invented themselves.
Airing at 11 p.m. Monday, March 31,
strong Jewish mother (Rae McIntosh
of Beverly Hills). Suggested for mature
is the short film Return, a 2010 docu-
audiences. $18-$20. Show times and
mentary about a 1969 visit to Germany
tickets: (248) 541-6430; stagecrafters.org . by Colorado College Professor Fred A.
Sondermann, who fled the country
LAUGH LINES
with his parents in 1939. www.dptvorg.

THE SMALL SCREEN

In one of the most notorious cold
cases of World War II, 900,000 Jews

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to as the "Pitbull of Comedy" or "Yid
Vicious:' Slayton appears at Mark
Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak
April 3-5. Show times: 8 p.m. (doors at
7 p.m.) Thursday-Saturday, with a late-
night show at 10:30 p.m. (doors at 9:45
p.m.) Saturday. Ages 18 and over. $20.
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