Jewish community urged to boycott Cornwall village after residents vote for 'Hitlers Walk' sign to be reinstated

Sign was removed ten years ago over complaints it was inappropriate

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A member of a Jewish community is calling for a boycott of a Cornwall village after residents agreed to reinstate a sign overlooking the seaside town of Mevagissey which says Hitlers Walk.

The sign was removed ten years ago by the former Restormel Council following complaints that it was inappropriate, according to the BBC. Mevagissey Parish Council have now ordered a new one to replace it the sign, which was written without an apostrophe.

The park had been named after a local councillor who had earned the nickname Hitler.

Harvey Kurzfield, of Kehillat Kernow, which represents the Jewish community of Cornwall, condemned the decision as "outrageous" and said he would be writing to the parish council to express his objection.

"I would urge Jewish people to boycott the village,” he told the BBC.

But Parish councillor John Daniel, who was among those who campaigned to have the sign re-instated, said removing the sign was "political correctness gone mad".

He said: "The name goes back to a time before the war when whoever was in charge of the park was a bit authoritarian."

He claimed people in the area have always known it as “Hitlers Walk”, adding: "It's not offensive, it's just what local people call it."