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  • Name change for ‘Kill Jews’ in Spain becomes official

    June 23, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    A town in northern Spain has officially changed its name from “Kill Jews Town.”

    On Monday, the town formerly known as Castrillo Matajudíos published its new name — Castrillo Mota de Judios, or Castrillo Jews’ Hill — in the official state gazette.

    The official renaming comes a...

  • 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.