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‘Mrs. Maisel’ star describes how her grandma survived Holocaust while dedicating Emmy to the ‘strength of a woman’

Actress Alex Borstein dedicated her Emmy award Sunday night for her performance in “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to the “strength of a woman.”

During her acceptance speech for winning the Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series, Borstein thanked her mother and grandmother and told a powerful story about how her grandmother survived the Holocaust.

{mosads}“They are immigrants, they are Holocaust survivors. My grandmother turned to a guard. She was in line to be shot into a pit. She said, ‘What happens if I step out of line?’ And he [the guard] said, ‘I don’t have the heart to shoot you but somebody will,’ and she stepped out of line,” Borstein said.

“And for that, I am here and my children are here. So step out of line, ladies, step out of line!” she added.

Borstein also dedicated the award to director Amy Sherman-Palladino and the other women who were part of the cast and crew.

Borstein was celebrating winning the category for the second year in a row.

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