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Rich Schultz/AP Adolf Hitler Campbell (4) will not be returned to his mother Deborah (right) and father Heath.
# Nazi Kids
Adolf Hitler, Aryan Nation and Hinler won't be going home
Confused? Not as much as a New Jersey court was.

A COUPLE IN NEW JERSEY have lost custody of their three children – all named after Nazi leaders and idologies – after being found to suffer from physical and psychological disabilities.

Heath and Deborah Campbell first rose to international notoriety in January 2009 after a supermarket refused to decorate a birthday cake with the name of their eldest son: Adolf Hitler.

Now Adolf (4) and his little sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and HonszLynn Hinler Jeannie will not be returning to their parents’ care, having been put into a foster home a month in the wake of the cake furore.

The New Jersey court of appeals – somehow not mentioning the children’s names – overturned the findings of the family court which had found insufficient evidence that the Campbells had abused or neglected their children, finding a plethora of other reasons requiring the children to remain in protective care.

The court found that both parents suffered from childhood abuse and that neither had “received adequate treatment for their serious psychological conditions.” Heath (37) is illiterate, while Deborah dropped out of school at the age of 15.

The judges cited a note written by Deborah to a neighbour in which she alleged that her husband was trying to kill her.

“Hes alread tried it a few times. Im afread that he might hurt my children if they are keeped in his care,” she wrote. She later said the note was “a lie”.

Such is the level of their literacy that it is understood the youngest child, HonszLynn Hinler Jeannie, was intended to be named after Heinrich Himmler, the head of Nazi Germany’s security forces.