The tiny Spanish
village of Castrillo Matajudios, or "Kill Jews Fort" in English, on
Sunday voted in favor of changing its name, Spanish media reported, as
it cast off a vestige of Roman Catholic religious persecution from over
400 years ago.
The campaign to
rebaptize the village, led by mayor Lorenzo Rodriguez, had thrust its 56
mostly elderly inhabitants into the media spotlight in recent weeks, as
its controversial name sparked headlines worldwide.