Adolf Hitler Campbell's Parents Lose Custody Battle

Parents lost custody when store would not write child's name on birthday cake.

Published: August 6th 2010
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A New Jersey couple has sparked controversy for giving their children Nazi-inspired names. But it was only after a supermarket refused to incribe  their son’s name, Adolf Hitler Campbell, on a birthday cake last year that media and state attention was garnered.


The children were subsequently sent to foster care.


Now, a U.S. state court has ruled that the parents of Adolf Hitler Campbell and his siblings, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie, will not regain custody of their children.


Haaretz reported that on Thursday, the appeals court ruled that sufficient evidence of abuse or neglect existed due to violence in the home. The court sent the case back to family court for further reconsideration.


A gag order remains in place and the parties refused to comment further on the decision.


According to mother Deborah Campbell, the cake ultimately got decorated at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania. About 12 people attended her son's birthday party, including children who were of mixed race, said the child’s father, Heath Campbell.


"If we're so racist,” he asked, “then why would I have them come into my home?"


Very shortly after the Cambpell's story became known, the state of New Jersey removed the three siblings from their parents' home, placing them under state supervision, where they have remained until the final court hearing on Thursday.


According to Haaretz, Heath Campbell claimed he named his son after Adolf Hitler because “he liked the name and because no one else in the world would have that name.”


On Tuesday, he wore a pair of black boots he said were worn by a German soldier during World War II.


It doesn’t take a lawyer to see his case is rather weak.

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