In central France, on the plateau west of Lyon, lies the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, where…

In central France, on the plateau west of Lyon, lies the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, where thousands of (mostly Jewish) refugees were saved and sheltered from the German invaders during the Second World War. Above the door of the Huguenot Church is inscribed Aimez-Vous Les Uns Les Autres, Love One Another. The great love of my life, my brilliant bride Karine, though American, was raised there. She took her Jewish atheist husband there to see the place. I told village elders that if I lived in the vicinity I would make it my task to go past the church each day, to remind myself of the most important lesson of my life.

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