Due to the Molotiv-Ribbentrop Pact by Estonia and the Soviet Union, Estonia occupied Soviet Soldiers which marked them as a territory in the war. Under the Soviet reign there were many arrests,executions,and deportings.
After being ruled by the Soviets eventually Germany launched and attack on soviet troops positioned in Estonia, forcing them out of the country. 30,000 Estonian soldiers died, 80,000 people fled west, and Estonia was almost destroyed
Under the reign of the Nazi party, Estonia was worse off than they had been when they were ruled by the Soviets. This is because the strictness of the rules only led to even more arrests, executions, and deporting
It is only a short time before the soviets reclaim Estonia, where the established strict rules and communism in social and cultural life. They proclaimed the nationalism of private property and oppressed religious rights.
with the more strict laws deportation and immigrants were becoming more of a concerning issue, if one person was found guilty of a crime their whole family could be found as guilty and be deported. Furthermore, 250,000 Russian immigrants moved into Estonia making up 1/4 the population
During the rest of the war, Estionian soldiers helped fight against the allied forces. Over 2,000 soldiers died and many dissidents started popping up, giving info to the west. These people were usually found, arrested, tortured, and jailed.