The Armenian Genocide took place in the Ottoman Empire; which is at the top of Africa, and southwest of Russia.
April 24, 1915 the genocide began, 250 Armenian intellectuals were arrested.
The Ottoman military mainly targeted Armenians, but also killed Assyrians and Greeks.
Hundreds of thousands to 1.5 million Armenians were massacred during the genocide.
Victims of 'The Great Slaughter'
The result of this tragic event was that the death rose do to starvation and sickness. Also the leaders of the Ottoman military, Sultan Mehmed VI and Damat Adil Ferit Pasha, were arrested and tried for crimes against the law against the laws and customs of war and the principles of humanity.
The Ottoman military uprooted Armenians from their homes and forced them to march for hundreds of miles, deprived of food and water, to the desert of what is now Syria.