President Obama will deliver a keynote address on Thursday at a ceremony remembering the millions of Jews that were killed in the Holocaust.

Obama's remarks will take place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Days of Remembrance ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda at 11 A.M., according to the museum.

Tuesday is Yom HaShoah, the Jewish holiday commemorating the death of Jews in the Holocaust. It is a national holiday in Israel.

In a statement, Fred S. Zeidman, the chairman of the museum welcomed the president to the ceremony.

"We are honored that President Obama will participate in our Days of Remembrance ceremony," he said. "At this critical moment, with hatred and antisemitism on the rise in so many parts of the world, and genocide still a reality, we are reminded of the continued relevance of the Holocaust and the urgency of its lessons."

The remarks come on the heels of a controversial speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in which he said Israel had a "racist government" that has committed genocide.