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  • Spanish town named ‘kill Jews’ to seek Jewish studies center

    June 24, 2014 | 11:06 am

    The Spanish town in the process of changing its name because it contains the words “kill Jews” is promoting plans to open a Jewish studies center.

    Lorenzo Rodriguez, the mayor of Castrillo Matajudios in northern Spain, was scheduled to present the plan at a meeting Wednesday at...

  • Spanish hamlet ‘Kill Jews Fort’ to vote on name change

    May 20, 2014 | 10:59 am

    The village of Castrillo Matajudios in northern Spain will vote on Sunday on whether to change the name it has had for 400 years and purge a vestige of the religious persecution meted out by the Roman Catholic Inquisition.

    The name in English means Kill Jews Fort.

    Village Mayor...

  • They call me Matajudios

    March 26, 2014 | 10:13 am

    There is a town in Spain called Castrillo Matajudios, and in Colombia “Matajudios” is a common surname.

    The problem is, in Spanish one meaning of the name is “Kills Jews.” Which has led a Colombian emigre cashier in Argentina to attract the ire of a Jewish organization there.