In Emmy speech Alex Borstein tells story of how grandmother survived Holocaust

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In Emmy speech Alex Borstein tells story of how grandmother survived Holocaust originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com

As Alex Borstein of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" accepted the Emmy for best supporting actress, she shared a story of how her grandmother survived the Holocaust.

Borstein said she was dedicating her win "to the strength of a woman. To ['The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' creator] Amy Sherman-Palladino, to every woman on the 'Maisel' cast and crew" -- as well as to her mother and her grandmother, who she said lived through the Holocaust.

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Borstein said her grandmother survived by turning to a guard when "she was in line to be shot into a pit."

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"She said, 'What happens if I step out of line?' And he said, 'I don't have the heart to shoot you, but somebody will,'" Borstein said. "And she stepped out of line. And for that I am here, and for that my children are here. So step out of line, ladies."

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Borstein, for the second year in a row, won the Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as manager Susie Myerson on Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

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