Lauren Finley & Nate Andrews
The Armenian Genocide began in 1915, leaving 75% of the Armenian population exterminated. Roughly 1.5. million women, men, children, and elderly were deported from the Ottoman Empire, present day Turkey, and killed. The Christian Armenian people were considered a threat to the already decreasing Ottoman Empire.
When being transported to (Location), the Turks forced the Armenians to buy their own rail tickets. Old people and small children had to march in circles and over mountains until they died from exhaustion, and a lack of food and water. The above photo shows eight young Christian girls out of 16 that were raped by Turkish soldiers, and crucified alive. Many females killed themselves after being defiled by Turkish men.