Elizabeth asked Ruta Sepetys:

Hi Ruta! Your books are very eye opening and important. It's hard to believe that an event so tragic like this ever occurred. Do you enjoy writing about WWII and The Holocaust more than anything else?

Ruta Sepetys Hi Elizabeth!

Yes, it's so shocking that a tragedy so large could remain unknown for so long. I enjoy writing about WWII but my main motivator is hidden history. There are many people who believe the world has forgotten them or their story. Through characters and story, perhaps we can give them the voice they lost. That's what I enjoy the most. :)
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