President Obama marked this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday by mourning the genocide’s victims and encouraging people to fight bigotry.

The holiday is scheduled on Jan. 27, the date the Nazi’s largest death camp, Auschwitz, was liberated. The camp was liberated 69 years ago.

“On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Michelle and I join the American people and our friends in the State of Israel and around the world as we reaffirm our obligation not just to bear witness, but to act. May God bless the memory of the millions, and may God grant us the strength and courage to make real our solemn vow: Never forget. Never again,” Obama said in a statement.

Obama said the Holocaust proves people must choose “to confront bigotry and hatred in all its forms.”

People can participate in that effort, he added, by condemning attempts to deny the Holocaust’s existence and providing justice and support to its survivors.

Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is usually celebrated in the United States and Israel, runs from April 27 to 28 this year.

House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorTop Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling to retire after end of current term A tyranny of the minority is raising your health care costs MORE (R-Va.) and Reps. Darrell IssaDarrell Edward IssaOvernight Finance: GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few no votes | Highlights from day two of markup | House votes to overturn joint-employer rule | Senate panel approves North Korean banking sanctions GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few ready to vote against it Female Dem lawmaker posts video of GOP chairman 'mansplaining' bill to her MORE (R-Calif.) and Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyDem trashes Spicer’s decision to block news outlets from briefing Chamber backs Dem bill for more women on corporate boards GOP unloads on Planned Parenthood executive MORE (D-N.Y.) marked the international holiday by touring the camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, which are located in Poland. Cantor’s press secretary, Rory Cooper, tweeted photos of the lawmakers at the site on Monday.