A New Jersey couple lost custody of their four children, three of whom are named after Nazi criminals, after a Superior Court judge ruled that a history of domestic violence puts the children at risk of abuse and neglect.
Court documents show that the oldest child frequently threatens to kill people and the mother once slipped a note to a neighbor saying she was terrified of her husband because he said he would kill her, ABC News reported.
Adolf Hitler Campbell, 4, and his two younger sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 3, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, 2, will remain in the care of the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).
The children have been in custody since January 2009 and put into foster care, shortly after the family made headlines when a store refused to decorate a birthday cake for Adolf Hitler Campbell, the oldest child.
Their parents, Heath Campbell, 37, and Deborah Campbell, 27, both of whom are unemployed and disabled, were abused as children and "neither has received adequate treament for their serious psychological conditions," the three-judge panel of the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division.
Heath Campbell claimed that the decision of Superior Court Judge Robert Reed to keep the children in state custody was not based on their quality of life, but was based purely on the names they chose for the children.
"These kids weren’t abused. Our kids weren’t taken because of abuse," he claimed. "I’m honest about who I am and what I am."
"If I have to give up my Nazism, then so be it. I’ll do it," he said. The children are "more my heart and soul and everything than anything."
The Campbell’s attorney stated that the family plans to appeal the decision.