Hitler's Mom: 'I Want My Kids Back'

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 22, 2009 7:31 AM CST
Heath Campbell, left, with his wife Deborah and son Adolf Hitler, 3, pose in Easton, Pa., last month.   (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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(Newser) – Adolf Hitler's mom wants her son back home. The Jersey mother who saddled her three kids with Nazi-friendly names lost them to social services because of a neighbor's false claims of abuse, she tells the Express-Times. We "would never abuse our children," she said. "I want my children back." But that may prove to be complicated since police found the kids' grandma drunk in the car as the family headed to a hearing, reports MSNBC.

Cops who pulled the family over last week called dad Heath Campbell "that Nazi guy" and quizzed him about his swastika tattoo, his wife complained. They were ticketed for failing to make necessary repairs to their car. The parents have argued that they have the right to name their kids whatever they choose, and opted for the strange monikers to honor the Third Reich. "They're just names," said Heath Campbell.

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