The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center invites the public for a film and discussion on Sunday, April 11 at 3 p.m. for their Yom Ha’Shoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, program. A screening of the prize-winning film, Pilgrimage into the Past, will be followed by a talk with the film’s director, Austin de Besche, and the film’s subject, Holocaust survivor Michael Kraus. The event is free; donations will be accepted.

Pilgrimage into the Past tells the story of Holocaust survivor Michael Kraus and his family, as they re-walk the route of the “death march” he was forced on near the end of World War II. Mr. Kraus was barely 14 years old when he and thousands of other prisoners were pushed across the Austrian countryside as the Nazis emptied the concentration camps. After the war — his parents gone — he eventually moved to America, and started a new family. He spoke little about his war experiences with his two daughters, who grew up with unresolved issues and questions about their father and the Holocaust.