Author: Margie Holmstroem Seely
During World War II, Estonia was, for a time, the unwilling battlefield for two world powers -- the Nazis and the Communists. Caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between these two political giants, thousands of Estonians fled. Marie, a young widow and mother of two teens, desperately needed a way out. Because of her husband's execution, she would now be considered an enemy of the state. The consequences were unthinkable. With only hours left before the Communists crossed into Tallinn, Estonia's capital city, Marie and her family threw themselves upon the mercy of the fleeing Nazi Army. Could they be trusted? Or would they use this opportunity for their own cruel benefit? This is her true story.