Parents fight for custody of 'Adolf Hitler'

Yahoo!7 October 27, 2011, 8:20 pm

The parents of a boy they called "Adolf Hitler" are fighting their own war with child welfare agencies to get custody of the child back.

The boy, Adolf Hitler Campbell, and his two sisters were taken into custody back in 2009 by New Jersey welfare officials, New York Daily News reported.

Parents Heath and Deborah Campbell have since led a determined fight to have the children returned, and said officials had stripped them of custody because of the children's names.

Adolf's sister was named Aryan Nation by the couple, and their home is decorated with swastikas.

However, the couple deny they are neo-Nazi supporters.

"The judge and [the Division of Youth and Family Services] told us that there was no evidence of abuse and that it was the names!" Heath Campbell told NBC 10 News in Philadelphia. "They were taken over the children's names."

“I don’t sleep, I don’t eat much. I miss my kids. Miss their pitter patters on the floor,” said Ms Campbell


Court records said that abuse and neglect, and the physical and mental disabilities of the parents were behind the children being taken away.

Back in 2009, Ms Campbell said: "I'm sorry if I hurt the world but it's just a name to us. Maybe when he [Adolf Hitler Campbell] gets older they'll just see that he loves everybody and they'll say, 'You know, maybe we did misjudge'."

The family first gained media attention when, for Adolf's 3rd birthday, the couple tried to order a birthday cake from their local Shoprite which said "Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler", but were refused.

They tried again at Walmart, and were successful in getting the cake made.

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