The quiet little town of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon (pop 2,642) has a big reputation. It was one of the few places in Europe that consciously made an effort to provide protection for the fleeing Jews, during the Second World War. The residents of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon risked their lives to protect the Jews from the Nazis, aiding them in their escape to neutral Switzerland. Their courageous efforts have been recognised worldwide and the town has a bronze plague in its name, situated across the local Protestant church (usually referred to as a temple) that also spreads the message of universal brotherhood with the inscription Love one another at its entrance.