A New Jersey man, best known for naming his son Adolf Hitler, arrived in court on Monday wearing a Nazi uniform, the New York Daily News reported.
Heath Campbell of Holland Township and his now-estranged-wife Deborah first made news headlines in December 2008, when a ShopRite refused to put their son’s name on a birthday cake. Their son, Adolf Hitler, who was at the time three-years-old, and his two little sisters Joyce Lynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie were subsequently removed from their home by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, and placed in foster care.
While the state said there was sufficient evidence of abuse and neglect to warrant such action, the Campbells claimed that the children were removed merely due to their names. “I’m going to tell the judge, I love my children. I want to be a father, let me be it,” Campbell told NBC10 as he arrived in court Monday to petition for the right to visit his youngest son. “Let me prove to the world that I am a good father.”
According to reports, he arrived in court dressed in full Nazi regalia, and accompanied by a member of his organization, Bethanie White, who was also donning Nazi signs. Asked if he felt his choice of attire was appropriate given his situation, Campbell responded, “Well, if they’re good judges, and they’re good people, they’ll look within and not what’s on the outside.”
Campell found the pro-Nazi organization “Hitler’s Order” after losing custody of his children and separating from his wife.