While accepting an Emmy Award for her work on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” actress Alex Borstein shared a touching and moving story about her grandmother, who endured and survived the holocaust.

During her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Borstein began dedicating her award to the women in her life:

“I dedicate this to the strength of a woman, to Amy Sherman-Palladino, to every woman on the Maisel cast and crew, to my mother […] to my grandmother. They are immigrants, they are holocaust survivors.”

She then shared a specific story about her grandmother. The emotional story detailed a specific conversation Borstein’s grandmother had with one of the guards at a concentration camp:

“My grandmother was in line to be shot into a pit. She said, ‘What happens if I step out of line?’ He said, ‘I don’t have the heart to shoot you but somebody will.’ and she stepped out of line. For that, I am here and my children are here. So step out of line, Ladies, step out of line.”

You can watch that specific part of her speech below:

And many of her fellow actresses praised Borstein for her strong words and encouraging story.

Reese Witherspoon said on Twitter:

Well said Alex Borstein. Congrats on your well-deserved win!! Maisel TV #StepOutofLine, ladies!

Kerry Washington added:

WOW!!!!!!! Step out of line ladies!!!! Thank you Alex Borstein and CONGRATS #Emmys2019


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