Adolf Hitler's Parents Lose Custody of Newborn

Jersey couple who give kids Nazi-inspired names loses 4th child
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 21, 2011 12:19 AM CST
Updated Nov 21, 2011 5:53 AM CST
FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photograph, Heath Campbell, right, and Deborah leave the Hunterdon County Justice Center after a 2009 court hearing.   (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
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(Newser) – The parents of a New Jersey boy named Adolf Hitler have lost custody of their fourth child, a newborn son. Heath and Deborah Campbell said they have no idea why their baby, Hons, was taken from them just hours after his birth last week at a Hunterdon County hospital, and authorities declined to reveal the reason to the press, reports the Lehigh Express-Times. A doctor reportedly called authorities shortly after the baby was born. The couple's other three children, who were all given Nazi-inspired names, were taken from the Campbells two years ago because of the parents' unspecified "psychological disabilities" and because investigators feared violence in the home, according to court documents.

Authorities first took notice of the family after a supermarket refused to decorate a birthday cake using Adolf's name. The parents are still fighting for custody of Adolf and his sisters, Joycelynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie. An attorney for the Campbells said the parents will be in court today to seek custody of Hons. "There's no legal binding court order," said Heath Campbell. "It's basically a kidnapping, but they use different terms."

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