FBI honors Holocaust survivor for service to Minnesota

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The FBI honored a Holocaust survivor Sunday night for her service to Minnesota.

Judith Meisel, a Twin Cities resident, received the 2018 Director's Community Leadership Award.

Meisel survived the Stutthof concentration camp during World War II. Since coming to the United States, she has been advocating for civil rights by sharing her story.

The FBI says she's encouraged the conversation of hate crimes, civil rights and hope.

"Judy is quite an example of what it is to be a leader in one's community,” said Kevin Smith of the FBI Minneapolis division. “Fights every day in the interest of civil rights, fights hate crimes, and what better example of a person that exemplifies that and humanizes what it is to fight for the right thing."

Meisel will be presented with the award officially in Washington, D.C. in May.