VIL­LAGE NAMED ‘DEATH TO THE JEWS’

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

THE SI­MON Wiesen­thal Cen­tre’s Direc­tor for In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions, Shi­mon Sa­muels, has writ­ten to French In­te­rior Min­is­ter Bernard Cazeneuve ex­press­ing shock at “the ex­is­tence of a vil­lage named ‘La Mort aux Juifs’ (‘Death to the Jews’).” The vil­lage is in the Loiret de­part­ment, 58 miles south of Paris. Mr Sa­muels sug­gested that the name may date to the 11th-cen­tury pogroms that ended with the ex­pul­sion of France’s 110,000 Jews in 1306. He urged “the ear­li­est re­moval of this geno­ci­dal name”.

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