Judge orders ‘Adolf Hitler’ to be kept in child custody


A Superior Court judge in New Jersey has ruled that a pair of self-described Nazi parents will not regain custody of their four children, one of whom they named Adolf Hitler.

The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that the four children have been in child custody since 2009 when then 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell made headlines that January after a local store refused to decorate a birthday cake with his name.

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Yes, it turns out that "Snooki" may not actually be the most offensive name in the Garden State. Sadly, three of the couple's four children are actually named after Nazi figures and terminology.

The children's father, Heath Campbell, protested Superior Court Judge Robert Reed's decision, saying it was based purely on the names of his children rather than the couple's ability to serve as parents.

"These kids weren't abused. Our kids weren't taken because of abuse," Campbell said. "I'm honest about who I am and what I am."

The Star-Ledger reports that representatives for both sides of the case have remained silent: Attorneys for the couple have declined to comment on the case and the state's Division of Youth and Family Services is bound by confidentiality laws.

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Interestingly, Campbell did say he was willing to put his ideology aside if it means being able to get his kids back.

"If I have to give up my Nazism, then so be it. I'll do it," he said. The children are "more my heart and soul and everything than anything."

Campbell and his wife, Deborah, have reportedly separated. In April, it was reported that the American Nazi Party had registered its own lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

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