The mass grave in Khazhyn, located about 7 km south of Berdychiv, is one of several large graves located in and around the city of Berdychiv. Starting about mid-August 1941 at the latest, this site was used repeatedly for mass shootings. Especially well documented is the shooting of 1,303 Jews at this site on 4 September 1941. The mass grave here is often the scene of looting efforts. The topography here presents a particular challenge to protecting this mass grave.