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Liutas Mockunas

Born: Sep 30, 1934

Death: Feb 13, 2007

Birthplace: Lithuania

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Liutas Mockunas

Date of Birth : Sep 30, 1934
Date of Death : Feb 13, 2007
Birth Place : Lithuania

Liutas Mockunas was a Lithuanian-American journalist, editor, writer, cultural critic, and engineer and notable Lithuanian World Community activist. Born in Lithuania, he moved with his parents to West Germany during World War II, and to the United States in 1949. After graduating from Philadelphia's Drexel University, he worked as a transport specialist. Living in Chicago, he became involved with the Lithuanian-American organization Santara-Sviesa, and served as an editor for its periodicals. Mockunas compiled and edited several books that discussed an array of cultural topics: Zodziai ir prasme, A. Skemos Rastai, and Pavarges herojus, which discussed the Lithuanian resistance against the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II, Laisves horizontai 2001 together with Aleksandras Stromas and Tomas Venclova. He returned to live in Lithuania in 2005.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
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