Kurt Koffka (1886-1941) was born in Berlin,studied there and in Edinburgh, Scotland, and then met Wertheimer and Kohler at the University of Frankfurt. In 1912 he was employed at the University of Gießen in Germany and did much to publicize Gestalt theory globally through his writing in English. In 1924 traveled to the USA as a visiting professor at Cornell and then U. of Wisconsin-Madison. By the 1930s (Hitler rising) he was committed to life in the USA. .