information varies depending on the sources.
The following table presents the different information (sometimes contradictory) indicating its source.
|15th century||Jews first came to Chechelnik area in the late 15th century, when the area was under Polish control||5 (Volodya Okhs)|
|16th century||Chechelnik was founded "as a refuge from Tatars and landlords" in the early 16th century||4|
|17th century||The earliest known Jewish community||1|
|1635||Chechelnik achieved the status of a town||4|
|1648-49 ||Effecting the Jewish Community were 1648-49 Khmelnitski Pogrom||1|
|1765||J. population was 485. Jews suffered grievously from Cossack and Haidamak attacks on the town.||2|
|1768-1772||Pogrom at the time of Barskaya Confederation||1|
|18th century||Jewish cemetery dates from the 18th century.
The Jewish Synagogue whose ruins still remains dates from late 18th century. ||1,4|
|1897||J. Population was 3,388 (from about 8,000 total)||2|
|1898||J. population was 1,967 (from about 7,000 total).
Their principal occupation is commerce; but 352 are engaged in various handicrafts, and 96 are journeymen. About 200 Jews earn a livelihood as farm-laborers; and 41 are employed in the local factories. There are no charitable organizations, and poverty among the Jewish inhabitants is general. A private school for boys with 100 pupils, and 23 hadarim with 367 pupils, constitute the Jewish educational institutions of Chechelnik.||3|
|1920||Like most of Podolia, the town suffered terribly during the Russian Civil War; during the summer of 1920, "the south of Podolia seethed with counterrevolution... and Olgopol County, where Chechelnik is located, was the most unstable area in all of Podolia."||4|
|10 Dec. 1920||The Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector was born in the town, during a pause in the family's journey to escape Russia.||4|
|1920's||A J. council (soviet) and a J. elementary school were established along with a J. kolkhoz.||2|
|before 1939||J. population around 4,000||5|
|1939||J. population was 1,327||2|
|1939||Jewish population (census) was 2,301||1|
|24 July 1941||Germans captured the town. ||2|
|1941||After its annexation to Transnistria, the Rumanians set up a ghetto there and appointed a Judenrat. The ghetto held 600-800 local Jews and probably over 1,000 from Bessarabia and Bukovina.||2|
|15950||475 of the refugees were still there. Many died of desease and from the regime of hard labor under the occupation.||2|
|1991||J. population 30 to 40||5|
|1994||Last know hasidic burial. J. Population range 11-100||1|
|10 Dec. 2002||Memorial of Clarice Lispector inaugurated in Chechelnik|| |