The newborn son of a New Jersey couple who named their eldest child “Adolf Hitler” was taken into custody Thursday night, when the doctor who delivered the baby called local authorities.
The three oldest children of Heath and Deborah Campbell – son Adolf Hitler and daughters JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Himler Jeannie – were taken into custody in January 2009. They remain in foster care.
The Campbell’s gained notoriety in December 2008, when a ShopRite grocery store employee refused to write the name Adolf Hitler on a birthday cake – Adolf Hitler Campbell was turning 3.
In court filings, the Department of Family Services are reported to have removed the children and taken custody of Hans because of previous violence in the home. Last month, however, the parents were found not guilty of child abuse. They still see their older children only once a week for 2 hours, according to Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, but custody is expected to be returned to them in early December.
According to the Daily Mail, Adolf frequently threatened to kill people, and Adolf’s mother notified a neighbor that she was frightened of her husband, who had threatened to kill her.
A court hearing Monday will determine custody of the newborn, who was born at Hunterdon Medical Center.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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