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Spanish 'Camp Kill Jews' village to change its name

  • A small Spanish village that goes with the name of "Camp Kill Jews" for almost four centuries has finally voted to change its name after 400 years. Mayor Lorenzo Rodriguez said that the change is necessary since this region, which "descended from a Jewish community," was forced to either convert to Catholicism or leave Spain. 

    The AP notes that the village used to be called Castrillo Motajudios, but no new name has yet been decided on.

    About 29 residents voted in favor of change, but 19 voted to stick with the current name. The remaining either submitted blank forms or didn't cast their votes.

     

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