Nazi parents lose custody of Adolf
A self-proclaimed Nazi father and his wife cannot have back their four children, three of whom have Nazi-inspired names, a court has ruled.Updated: Jun 01, 2012 23:52 IST
A self-proclaimed Nazi father and his wife cannot have back their four children, three of whom have Nazi-inspired names, a court has ruled.
Adolf Hitler Campbell, six, and his younger sisters Joycelynn Aryan Nation, five, and Honszlynn Hinler, four, were taken into custody in January 2009.
State officials also took another son, Hons Campbell, from his parents Heath and Deborah Campbell just hours after he was born in November.
A New Jersey Supreme Court judge has now ruled that the four children will not be returned to their parents, who have since separated. The Nazi-inspired names came to light after a store refused to decorate a birthday cake reading 'Happy birthday Adolf Hitler' in December 2008.
In 2010, a New Jersey appeals court ruled that there was sufficient evidence of abuse or neglect due to prior domestic violence to seize the children.
Authorities insisted that putting the children into care had nothing to do with their names.
But Heath Campbell said that the court's decision was not down to their quality of life, and was based purely on the names they chose for the children.
"These kids weren't abused," the Daily Mail quoted him as telling the New Jersey Star Ledger.
"Our kids weren't taken because of abuse. I'm honest about who I am and what I am.
"If I have to give up my Nazism, then so be it. I'll do it. The children are more my heart and soul and everything than anything," he said. Campbell, who has a swastika tattoo on his neck, last saw the children a year ago. He is now separated from his wife.
First Published: Jun 01, 2012 23:51 IST