Neo-Nazi Dad Fights to Get 'Eva Braun' Back

Heath Campbell is back
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2014 7:05 AM CST
Neo-Nazi Dad Fights to Get 'Eva Braun' Back
Heath Campbell, right, and his then-wife, Deborah, leave the Hunterdon County Justice Center in Flemington, NJ, Thursday, March 12, 2009, after a court hearing.   (AP Photo/Mike Derer)

Heath Campbell—the neo-Nazi dad who first grabbed headlines in 2008 when a supermarket refused to write son Adolf Hitler Campbell's name on a birthday cake, and held onto those headline by wearing a Nazi uniform to a June custody hearing—is now fighting to get back yet another controversially-named child. Eva Lynn Patricia Braun, named after Hitler's mistress, was taken from her mother, Campbell's 22-year-old girlfriend Bethanie Zito, two days after she was born in Pennsylvania Nov. 11, reports the New York Daily News. A hearing is scheduled for Monday.

"I'm not allowed to have children because I’m a Nazi," says the unemployed New Jersey 40-year-old, who has nine children with five different women, but has custody of none. "That’s what they’re saying. Well, I'll stop making them when they stop taking them." But, according to Zito's court-appointed lawyer, Campbell's views weren't mentioned in a custody hearing last month, and the baby was taken because Zito's first child is already in state custody. "If there is an assumption the child is at risk, they can do that," he says. (More Heath Campbell stories.)

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