Esther Razon, the orphan chosen to star in ‘Alice in Hungerland.’ She was adopted by Near East Relief Board member Florence Spencer Duryea and renamed Alice Duryea.
Alice Duryea of “Alice in Hungerland,” with her adoptive mother, Florence Spencer Duryea
Alice Duryea, the orphan chosen to star in ‘Alice in Hungerland’, with her adoptive mother, relief worker Florence Spencer Duryea. Fellow Near East Relief Board Member Rabbi Stephen Wise believed that Alice should be raised by a Jewish family. The case was heard in the New York Supreme Court, but Alice ultimately remained with Mrs. Duryea.