Ceremony honors changing Spanish town's name from 'Kill Jews' to original 'Jews' Hill Camp'

October 23, 2015 4:29 PM

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CASTRILLO MOTA DE JUDIOS, Spain – Israel's ambassador has joined Spanish officials in celebrating the name change of the ancient Spanish town of Castrillo Matajudios ("Camp Kill Jews") to Castrillo Mota de Judios ("Jews' Hill Camp").

The event Friday came a year after the north-central village of some 50 inhabitants voted to change its name after the mayor argued it was offensive and the village should honor its Jewish origins.

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