Basically, 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed. The genocide was executed in two phases. 1. Armenian men were conscripted as unarmed workforce and forced to work to death. 2. The next phase was taking all Armenian women and children and force them to march in the desert without water or food. It must be noted, that not only Armenians were systematically killed, also Chechens, Turks, Russians and many others. The second phase of the genocide was witnessed by many international diplomats, and detailed documented. Everyone knew about the genocides, from all countries in Europe, Russia and the US. During the second genocide, the authorities organized ‘events’ for the invited VIPs and diplomats. Those events were mass rape, torture, and special shows of slaughter of children.
Young children with their parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, people of all ages, from all social standing, with or without education and background were driven into huge camps.
In those huge camps, those people were being murdered in several different ways.
They were gassed in special buildings or in trucks or shot, or worked to death or starved to death, frozen to death, any means to murder those people.