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Adolf Hitler denied his birthday cake!

world Updated: Dec 17, 2008 14:58 IST

May sound weird but it's true! A leading American confectionery has refused to inscribe the name of a toddler, called Adolf Hitler, on his birthday cake.

And, this has irked the parents of the child, Deborah and Heath Campbell, who attempted to buy their three-year-old son a cake inscribed "Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler" at ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey.

However, the shop described the parents' request as "inappropriate" and refused to make the birthday cake for young Adolf, who has just turned three, according to a media report in New Jersey.

The Campbells were instead offered a cake with enough room for them to write their own inscription but they refused. In fact, ShopRite has also refused to make a cake for Adolf's sister Aryan Nation, who turns two in February.

Mrs Campbell, from Holland Township, New Jersey, said: "ShopRite can't even make a cake for a three-year-old. That's sad." And, regarding their controversial names, she said: "I just figured that they're just names. They're just kids. They are not going to hurt anybody."

"They say, 'He (Hitler) killed all those people'. I say, 'You're living in the wrong decade. That Hitler's gone, they're just names, you know. Yeah they (the Nazis) were bad people back then. But my kids are little. They're not going to grow up like that," Adolf's father was quoted as saying.

But others, such as Barry Morrison, the Director of Anti-Defamation League, said: "Might as well put a sign around their neck that says bigot, racist, hatemonger. What's the difference?"