Castrillo Matajudios  has change name, and helps village to forget its links with Spanish persecution of Jews.  

Up from the ground in this villages in Spain  cries the blood of the Jews.
Up from the ground in this villages in Spain cries the blood of the Jews.

A referendum in the northern Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, which translates as “Fort Kill the Jews”, has seen a majority of its inhabitants vote in favour of changing its controversial name.

A 93 per cent turnout saw the village’s 57 inhabitants cast 29 votes in favour of changing the name, which has stood since 1623, and 19 votes against.

Founded in 1035 when Jews fleeing from a nearby pogrom settled there, the village will now revert to its former name, Castrillo Mota de Judios, or “Fort Hill of the Jews”, although the process will take up to a year.
Castrillo Matajudios, in the north-western province of Castile and León, almost certainly lost some, if not all, of its Jewish inhabitants in 1492, when the Jews were expelled en masse from Spain, with many of those remaining forcibly converted to Christianity.

Source: The Independent, UK.

My comment:

It is astonishing that it took more than 500 years before the villages desired to change the name of their village.

Anyhow. The Spanish Inquisition was a Roman Catholic religious terror regime. The main targets were the Jews, presented by the Bishops as “Christ killers”. The clergy men formed religious tribunals. After a guilty verdict, they hired butchers to execute the Jews.

Before the Jews were hanged or burned, the clergy men tried torture, in a bid to force the Jews to convert to Roman Catholicism, and be “baptized’. Only if they did, they could escape death penalty. The same treatment were given to Evangelical Christians, who refused to bow before the pan Queen of Heaven, the Catholic “Mother of god”. Many refused to accept the damnable doctrines of the Papacy, and gladly accepted to be martyred.

The blood of the martyrs still cries up from the ground in Spain. When these religious butchers faced their creator God, they got a fair judgment for serving as children of Satan, misusing the name of “Jesus”.

Written by Ivar