Clemantine gives her speech

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In October 2006, Clemantine and Oprah were both guest speakers at a luncheon hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Clemantine read from her winning essay and received a standing ovation from 3,000 people.

"People say you can't change the world. But you can change people," Clemantine says. "And they will say that history repeats itself. No. We'll repeat history."

Clemantine also made a promise to Holocaust survivors. "I felt that I have to promise them that they might be lost in this world, but the story's not going to be lost if I'm alive."

"You make me proud," Oprah says. "You are quite a woman."