US kids with Nazi-inspired names removed from home

Family drew attention last month when supermarket bakery refused to put name of oldest - Adolf Hitler Campbell - on birthday cake.

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January 15, 2009 10:42
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US kids with Nazi-inspired names removed from home

US kid named hitler 248.63 ap. (photo credit: AP [file])

Three siblings whose names have Nazi connotations - and whose family made headlines after a bakery refused to put one of the children's names on a cake - have been placed in the custody of the state. The children, ranging in age from 3 to under 1, were removed from their home Friday. They drew attention last month when a supermarket bakery refused to put the name of the oldest - Adolf Hitler Campbell - on a birthday cake. A spokeswoman for the state Division of Youth and Family Services, Kate Bernyk, said she would not comment on any specific case, but she said the state would not remove children from a home simply because of their names. A family court hearing is scheduled for Thursday. Court officials said the matter is sealed and they could not release information about what might be decided at the hearing. The other two children, both girls, are JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell. The father, Heath Campbell, had no comment when contacted by The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania. The Associated Press could not locate a working telephone number for the family on Wednesday. Kate Bernyk, a spokeswoman for the state Division of Youth and Family Services, said the agency doesn't comment on specific cases.


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