The father whom named one of his children Adolf Hitler Campbell showed up attired in a full Nazi uniform and a Hitler mustache, for a Family Court hearing where he is fighting the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) for visitation with his youngest child, a two-year-old boy.
Heath Campbell, 40, founder of the Hitler’s Order hate group, appeared at the Hunterdon County Court House in Flemington for a closed hearing on his request for visitation with his youngest son, as part of his battle to regain custody of his children, accompanied by Bethanie White, who was wearing a costume with a swastika on its sleeve and a Nazi Iron Eagle.
DYFS representatives took custody of the baby at the Hunterdon Medical Center when he was born Nov. 17, 2011, nearly two years after the other three children were removed from their parents’ home.
Heinrich Hons Campbell, 2, and his three siblings – Adolf Hitler Campbell, 7; JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 6; and 5-year-old Honzlynn Jeannie Campbell – were taken into custody by state officials, who accused Campbell and his wife of child abuse.
Campbell has contended that he never neglected his children, claiming that they were seized by the state solely due to the their names.
When asked if wearing the Nazi uniform would hurt him in the eyes of the Family Court judge, Campbell told a TV reporter, “Well, if they’re good judges, and they’re good people, they’ll look within and not what’s on the outside.”
“I’ve never abused my children, I only name my children and I don’t think it’s right anymore,” said the neo-Nazi father, who claims he has not seen any of his children in two years and that the three oldest children have been adopted by another family.
“Basically, what they’re saying is because of my beliefs and I’m a Nazi, that us people don’t have any constitutional rights to fight for our children,” Campbell said.
Campbell, who has Nazi symbols tattooed on his arm and neck and had Nazi memorabilia in his home, had previously said he was not a fan of Hitler’s atrocities.
Campbell says he and his wife have separated and that she has given up her rights to the children. In June 2012, a New Jersey Superior Court denied the couple’s appeal to return the children home.
Connect with NJTODAY.NET
Join NJTODAY.NET's free Email List to receive occasional updates delivered right to your email address!