Nazi parents lose custody of kids named Adolf Hitler and Aryan Nation

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.

“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, who moved out of the state.

Kristine Brown, from the state Division of Youth and Family Services, said that she was unable to comment on the case due to confidentiality laws.

But she said that “every call or investigation that DYFS initiates at the end of the day is to determine if the child is at risk or in the midst of child abuse and neglect.”

Court records previously showed both parents had themselves been victims of childhood abuse and were suffering from unspecified physical and psychological disabilities.

Court records also show that the oldest child, Adolf, frequently threatened to kill people.

The mother reportedly had also once given a note to her neighbour saying that she was terrified of her husband, who had threatened to kill her.

The Campbells have previously defended the names, saying they chose them simply because they liked them and they were unique.

Campbell said that he named his son after the Nazi leader, as ‘no one else in the world would have that name’.

One Response to “Nazi parents lose custody of kids named Adolf Hitler and Aryan Nation”
  1. petruss says:

    It the context of a young American couple raising their brood in an home atmosphere of a nefarious and ritualistically violent genocidal enterprise, the childrens’ names reflecting a belief system so extreme as to suggest, at minimum, a twisted grasp of parental obligations bereft of basic guidelines for child welfare, it seems reasonable to investigate in depth the family as a potential cauldron for domestic violence, verbal or otherwise.
    Not only Nazi given names reflect a sadistic parent instinct. For example given names such as “Lee Harvey Oswald” or “Osama Bin Laden” would no doubt raise red flags in all quadrants visited by the children.
    The surname of “Campbell”, albeit ostensibly a common family name, is quite curious itself under the circumstances of the case. See: K. Vonnegut’s “Mother NIght”, a novel concerning the fate of an WWII American-Nazi collaborator.
    So many aspects of this case defy further scrutiny, as such is the in camera nature of family court proceedings. The origins of the family name however should be open record.
    Were the children in this case subject to life-long coercion to commit treason?

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