Foreign News: Love, Believe It or Not

They fell in love in Johannesburg. Bennie Hermer was the young resident physician in Durban's King Edward VIII Hospital. Olda Mehr was a concert pianist, pretty, 18, with glowing black eyes. When she won the Royal Music Academy Award in 1938, she sailed for London, promising she would come back in a year to be married.

In London Olda was a sensation. Sir Henry Wood made her his orchestra's soloist for the Albert Hall season in early 1939. Olda's parents went to London and rewarded her with a Continental holiday. In Poland they were...

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