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State says Hunterdon siblings weren’t taken due to Nazi names

Posted by tothewire on January 22, 2009

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State child welfare officials in New Jersey aren’t commenting on the case involving three siblings whose names have Nazi connotations, and who have now been removed from their home and placed in state custody.

But they do say that the state wouldn’t remove children from their home simply because of their names.

“Removal of a child from a family is only done when there’s an imminent danger to a child and that wouldn’t include the child’s name alone,” Kate Bernyk, a spokeswoman for New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services, told the newspaper. “We wouldn’t remove a child based on their name.”   QUOTE and Pic FROM http://www.nj.com

The children had attracted attention last month after a supermarket bakery refused to put the name of the oldest child — a 3-year-old named Adolf Hitler Campbell — on a birthday cake.

The other two are girls, one of whom has the middle names “Aryan Nation.” Police said state workers didn’t tell them why the children were taken.

A family court hearing in the case is scheduled for Thursday.

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