Reason Hitler Can't Go Home: Alleged Abuse, Not Nazi Name

Adolf Hitler's mom wrote a note saying her husband was teaching the child how to kill

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    “A name is a name!” said Heath Campbell, left, with his wife Deborah and son Adolph Hitler, 3, as they pose in Easton, Pa. Deborah and her husband Heath attempted to buy a birthday cake for their son at a nearby ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich, N.J. and were told that the store would not inscribe "Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler" on the cake. Read: Adolf Hitler’s Birthday Cake Nightmare

    A New Jersey court decided that a couple should not regain custody of their three children -- not because the parents named their children after prominent Nazis, but because of alleged abuse and parental incompetence, court documents state.

    Heath and Deborah Campbell's three small children were removed from their Holland Township home by the state in January 2009 after they asked a grocery store in Greenwich, N.J. to write “Adolf Hitler” on their son’s birthday cake and a media storm ensued.

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    The New Jersey toddler and his siblings have been taken from their home by Social Services. (Published Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009)

    While a local Wal-Mart honored the birthday cake request, Adolf Hitler Campbell and siblings JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell have been in foster care ever since.

    The appeals court ruled Thursday that sufficient evidence of abuse or neglect existed. Court records state that both parents were victims of childhood abuse and both are unemployed and suffering from unspecified physical and psychological disabilities.

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    3-year old Adolf Hitler Campbell's Aunt, Jeanne Coverdale, joined his mother in defending his name and defying orders NOT to talk about the custody case of Adolf and his sisters, who were taken from their parents home over a week ago. All 3 children have Nazi-inspired names. (Published Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009)

    Neither Campbell has been adequately treated for their psychological conditions, court records said. Thirty-seven-year-old Heath can’t read and Deborah dropped out of high school before finishing the 10th grade.

    But the most convincing piece of evidence may have been the note signed by Deborah and given to a neighbor, which was full of grammar and spelling mistakes:

    "Hes thrend to have me killed or kill me himself hes alread tried it a few times. Im afread that he might hurt my children if they are keeped in his care. He teaches my son how to kill someone at the age of 3," the letter read in part.

    Deborah admitted she wrote the letter but said it was a lie, saying that Heath was a “perfect guy,” records state.