Dad Wears Nazi Uniform to Custody Hearing

Man who named son Adolf Hitler says he's being unfairly targeted for his beliefs

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 3, 2013 5:49 PM CDT

(Newser) – Remember those New Jersey parents who named their kid Adolf Hitler—and subsequently lost custody of their children due to alleged domestic violence? Father Heath Campbell went to court today to fight for visitation rights for Adolf's little brother, 2-year-old Heinrich Hons, and to prove to the judge what an upstanding citizen he now is, Campbell came dressed in his finest ... Nazi uniform, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Campbell claims he never abused the children, and is being unfairly targeted because of their names (in addition to Adolf and Heinrich, there's 6-year-old JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and 5-year-old Honzlynn Jeannie). "Basically, what they're saying is because of my beliefs and I'm a Nazi, that us people don't have any constitutional rights to fight for our children," he said. However, he did not believe his attire would necessarily harm his case. "If they're good judges and they're good people, they'll look within, not what's on the outside."

Heath Campbell, left, with his now ex-wife, Deborah, and son Adolf Hitler Campbell.
Heath Campbell, left, with his now ex-wife, Deborah, and son Adolf Hitler Campbell.   (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
Various Nazi uniforms are pictured during a preview for the exhibition 'Hitler and the Germans—nation and crime' in Berlin, Germany.
Various Nazi uniforms are pictured during a preview for the exhibition 'Hitler and the Germans—nation and crime' in Berlin, Germany.   (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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