Before the war, the Jewish community of Vakhnivka consisted of about 800 people It was wiped out in 1942. The main shooting site lies in the middle of a forest outside the village.
This publication presents the life and death story of the Jewish community in the Ukrainian village of Vakhnivka during the Holocaust. The village, located in the Lypovets district of the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, is one of the sites of the international project “Protecting Memory”. In 2019, the project helped transform the killing sites of the Jews into dignified memorials and places of information.The research is based on sources from Ukrainian and foreign archives, academic literature and private collections.
Both the project and the historical research, which resulted in this publication, have been funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.