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Turning over a new leaf

Post by 0to60 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:50 pm

Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, whose name means "Camp Kill Jews," overwhelmingly decided Sunday that it's time to change the name their town has had for nearly four centuries.

Mayor Lorenzo Rodriguez said the vote was 29-19 in heavy turnout for the village with just 56 registered voters about 260 kilometers (160 miles) north of Madrid.

Documents show the town's original name was Castrillo Motajudios, meaning "Jews' Hill Camp."

The "Kill Jews" part of the name dates from 1627, more than a century after a 1492 Spanish royal edict ordering Jews to become Catholics or flee the country. Those who remained faced the Spanish inquisition, with many burned at the stake.


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