Kids with Nazi names removed from home

January 14, 2009 10:23:39 AM PST
Police say three New Jersey siblings whose names have Nazi connotations have been placed in the custody of the state. Holland Township Police Sgt. John Harris says workers from the state Division of Youth and Family Services on Tuesday removed 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell and his younger sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell from their home Friday.

Harris says a family court hearing on the case is scheduled for Thursday in Hunterdon County.

He said DYFS did not tell police the reason the children were removed. He said the parents were not happy about the decision, but that there was nothing unusual about the procedure.

DYFS spokeswoman Kate Bernyk says the child-welfare agency does not comment on specific cases.

The children and their parents, Heath and Deborah Campbell, received attention last month when a northwestern supermarket bakery refused to put Adolf Hitler Campbell's name on a birthday cake.

The couple could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

The story was first reported by the Easton-Express Times of Easton, Pa.

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