The Armenian genocide monument and museum was built in 1965 in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, and in 1967 after finishing its construction, the monument's torch was lit for the first time.
Every year on April 24, Armenians visit the monument and place flowers of respect to honor the souls of the victims.
The Yerevan museum, which includes items dedicated to the Armenian genocide, contains over a hundred pictures and documents of genocide, and shows the how the countries and the rulers of that time dealt with the crime.
The documents at the museum contain information about the years before 1915 and the time of preparing the Ottomans for attacking Armenia and after the crime.
Much like the Kurds who survived genocide attempts by the fallen Iraqi Baath regime, the Armenians also were victims of a genocide. The Armenian Genocide was the systematic mass murder and ethnic cleansing of around 1 million ethnic Armenians from Asia Minor and adjoining regions by the Ottoman Empire and its ruling party, the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP), during World War I.
Reported by Diyar Star in Yerevan