A LANDMARK decision will see the tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios – or Kill Jews Fort – change its 500-year-old name.
Of the 56 – mostly elderly – inhabitants of the village, 29 voted in favour of the change while 19 went against it.
Others did not participate or returned blank voting slips.
The campaign to change the offensive name – led by mayor Lorenzo Rodriguez – has hit headlines worldwide in recent weeks, casting the Castilla y Leon hamlet into the spotlight.
Its new name will be Castrillo Mota de Judios – a gentler Hill of Jews – which is similar to the village’s original name from before the Spanish Inquisition.
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