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— THE IMAGE: MÉMORIAL DES MARTYRS DE LA DÉPORTATION There were 200,000 French citizens, almost all of them Jews, deported by the Vichy government during World War II. If you’ve visited Notre Dame, you’ve walked past the memorial without knowing it’s there, underground, at the rear of the cathedral, at the tip of Île de la Cité. It couldn’t be simpler: a long, narrow corridor, with light shining through 200,000 glass crystals on the walls, a bright light at the end, and small rooms at both end to symbolize cells. You can hear tourists laughing outside; here all is silence, reflection, and...