‘Meet the Hitlers’ documentary an inside look at New Jersey ‘Nazi Dad’ [WATCH]
What if you were named after Hitler?
That’s the premise of a feature-length documentary that tells the story of New Jersey’s so-called Nazi Dad
Isidore Heath Campbell, who was arrested last month in Pennsylvania after failing to answer a domestic violence charge here in New Jersey, is just one of the characters who appear in “Meet the Hitlers” out this week on DVD.
Campbell first made headlines when a ShopRite in Phillipsburg refused to write the name of Campbell’s son — Adolf Hitler Campbell — on a birthday cake.
Soon thereafter, state child welfare authorities began investigating the family and eventually removed all three children, including daughters Eva Braun and JoyceLynn Aryan Nation, from the parents’ custody citing violence in the home.
In the documentary, Cambell’s attorney, Pasquale Giannetta, argues that authorities targeted the family just because of the names given to the children.
“It was all about Nazism when it was supposed to be a bout a little boy and a birthday cake,” Campbell says in the documentary, appearing with his trademark Hitler mustache. “I have rights just as much as anybody else does.”
Campbell says he has not been allowed to see his children.
In one scene, he shows off his forearm tattoo of a swastika, which includes his kids' names.
“I have different beliefs,” he says. “I believe in whites with whites, blacks with blacks, Spanish with Spanish. I mean, I don’t see anything wrong with that.”
Promotional material for the documentary says the "film raises important questions about the meaning of names, and explores complex issues like immigration, racism, and tolerance."