Back in Estonia

Eleven years had passed since Nugiseks was taken from Estonia to the Russian Gulag hell. In 1958 he left Russia for good and was a free man in Estonia. He was in the best years of his life to start all over again. At first Nugiseks lived in Laupa village council in Türi district because his wife Laine lived there. Nugiseks's parents were gone. They were deported to Russia in March 1949, where his mother died of hunger in Krasnojarsk in 1951. His father August had died there in 1956.

Harald's first job was in Rahnoja sovkhoz in Pärnu district. It was the time of Hrushtshov's melting. The party was highly valued but wasn't considered to be the God anymore. The time of horrors was slowly retreating. People were tired of being angry and constantly searching for enemies. Gradually a normal human being was born. But the urge of controlling somebody else's life or death was still within some people. The faith that the world will be divided into two – one part full of honest, good and simple Soviet people, and the other full of enemies who do not sleep – still lived in some, although it was starting to crack. The people made fun of it but the party was more than serious. One of these "believers" happened to be working in Rahnoja sovkhoz too. The woman had made serious background search and knew exactly who Nugiseks was. Like it had happened with the security 11 years ago, she too had images in front of her eyes that were in the newspapers in 1944. The battles of Narva, the Knight's Cross, Nugiseks being greeted by SS-Oberführer Franz Augsberger, SS-Brigadeführer Möller, Inspector General SS-Oberführer Soodla, etc. No wonder that the loyal servant of communism felt horripilation. Oh Lord, what kind of a man was it in their sovkhoz! And she was a party member, a crystal clear bolshevist like Suslov in Moscow. No, no! Something had to be done.

The thoughts inside that woman's head were probably moving in this direction. She had to do something, otherwise they cannot admire the "great leader" Stalin's photo on the wall. At first she came to Nugiseks and told him to go back to Russia, there was plenty of room for those who were lost. But the times had changed. The idealistic loyalty to Lenin and the dethroned Stalin was not needed anymore, a more valuable thing now was the person and his work. And Nugiseks worked very well. The sovkhoz needed exactly someone like him and the "poor" bolshevist had to back off and curse the world's idealistic blindness. Sending Nugiseks back to Russia had failed. And probably this woman had to go through even greater retreats but by that time she was already accustomed to it.

From Rahnoja Nugiseks went to Pärnjõe sovkhoz, which was near Vändra. Laine worked there as the head accountant, Harald was the director of building.

On Tiigi Street in Sauga

Harald and Laine, as two good workers, were offered a job in Sauga sovkhoz. Laine was again the head accountant, Harald worked as the ameliorator. At first he was against it, because the job was new to him, but when it appeared that he knew theodolite, it was settled. He had 22 men with whom they did a lot of good work, it was a great place to work. In 1969 Harald received a piece of land in Sauga and began to build a house there. The man who had built so much for others was now building for himself. And he built well. The house, in which they moved five years later, was eye-catching. The whole project of the house was made up of Harald and built by him as well. A journalist from Sweden, K. Saarsen, wrote about the house: "A beautiful villa, where every wall board, comfortable corners of the room and the polished stairway made of light timber, shows the landlord's building skills and the missis' good taste in decorating the rooms."