“‘It’s ridiculous. This name has always existed,’ [Courtemaux deputy mayor] Marie-Elizabeth Secretand said. ‘No one has anything against the Jews, of course. It doesn’t surprise me that this is coming up again.’

Changing the name would require a decision by the municipal council, which Secretand said was unlikely. ‘Why change a name that goes back to the Middle Ages or even further? We should respect these old names.

‘A previous municipal council, at least 20 years ago, already refused to change the name of this hamlet, which consists of a farm and two houses.’

In May, residents of a village in Spain called Castrillo Matajudios (Castrillo Kill Jews), voted to change the name.

In a tight referendum, the citizens opted for the less offensive, older name for the town, Castrillo Mota de Judios (Castrillo Hill of the Jews).”

“Why would we change this name that shows how long standing and institutionalized our genocidal hatred for your people is? Stop being so dramatic, JEWS!"