Before the war, the Jewish community of Vakhnivka consisted of about 800 people, most of whom were shot in 1942. The main shooting site lies in a forest outside the village. Here, in the spring of 1942, over 400 Jews were killed in a single day. A damaged obelisk without inscription stands at the site of a mass grave. The stone wall surrounding the site is in disrepair. For a long time, the last Jewish woman living in Vakhnivka looked after the grave.

An additional mass grave with about 40 victims is located on the edge of Vakhnivka at a former Jewish cemetery. Individual tomb stones can still be seen here. Part of the mass grave was marked by a red metal fence, but there was no information about what happened at this site.

In 2019, new memorials were constructed and unveiled at the mass grave sites of the Holocaust victims in forest and at the New Jewish Cemetery.