The final tally of Holocaust Memorial Day events around the UK was 5,590, a 55 per cent increase on the 2015 total of 3,600.
The Scottish Government has announced renewed £280,000 funding for the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz project for students.
Holocaust Memorial Day
An Auschwitz survivor is the world’s oldest man, according to Guinness World Records.
Holocaust survivors who have never previously told their story have been urged to come forward so that their testimony can be recorded for posterity.