Parents who name boy 'Adolf Hitler' have children placed in foster care

The American parents of a child named Adolf Hitler have been banned from bringing up their children.

The American parents of a child named Adolf Hitler have been banned from bringing up their children.

Heath and Deborah Campbell are not allowed to raise their three children, Adolf, five, and three-year-old sisters JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, named after the SS head Heinrich Himmler, after they were taken into foster care in New Jersey.

The parents - who have a swastika-decorated home - have been cleared of child abuse.

The decision to deny the pair from getting their kids back is thought to have been purely based on their choice of monikers for the youngsters.

However, Heath and Deborah insist they are not racist or neo-Nazis.

At least 20 babies born in Britain since the Second World War have been given the first name Adolf, according to a family history website.

A spokesman for Findmypast.co.uk said official birth records on its site showed the most recent Adolf was registered in 2005.

The name was not as unusual before the war, with around 320 being registered between 1837 and the outbreak of the conflict.

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