Parents lose custody of Adolf Hitler's baby brother

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2011

The parents of a child named Adolf Hitler have lost custody of their fourth child less than a day after he was born.

The newborn infant was named Hons, arguable a more conventional choice than those made for Adolf and his sisters JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie.

Heath and Deborah Campbell complained that their new son had "basically been kidnapped" by New Jersey social services, just 18 hours after the birth. The authorities were alerted by the doctor who delivered the baby.

The Campbells' other children have been in custody since January 2009, after they made headlines in their bid to order a cake wishing Adolf a happy third birthday. Wal Mart refused.

At an appeal into the custody decision last year, Mr Campbell appeared in court wearing black boots he claimed were owned by a Nazi soldier and told reporters he liked the name Adolf.

A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services said she could not discuss individual cases but added: "We would never remove a child simply based on their name."

Last updated: 5:46pm, November 23 2011