Martin GrotjahnMartin Grotjahn(July 8, 1904 - September 30, 1990 ) was a German-born American psychoanalyst. He was the son of doctor Alfred Grotjahn and was born in Berlin, Germany. In 1937, he emigrated with his Jewish wife Etelka Grosz, daughter of doctor Gyula Grosz, and their one year old son to the United States.
He worked in Chicago as a psychoanalyst in the clinic of psychiatrist Karl Menninger and then moved to Los Angeles where he was one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute. A few years later, when that institute split, he became the first dean of the Southern California Institute for Psychoanalysis.
He became a very well known psychoanalyst and was one of the first to deal with the trauma of aging. Provided by Wikipedia