- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A self-proclaimed “Nazi dad” who once made headlines for demanding a supermarket decorate a birthday cake for his son Adolf has successfully changed his own name to Hitler.

Isidore Heath Campbell officially became Isidore Heath Hitler on Monday when a name change authorized by a New Jersey judge this year finally took effect.

“It’s great,” Mr. Hitler told New Jersey’s Courier News and Home Tribune on Tuesday.

“My driver’s license is changed over, my insurance, my registration, all that I needed is changed over,” he added. “I’m the new Hitler.”

The name change was submitted in Hunterdon County Superior Court on Feb. 14 and was approved on March 24 by Judge Michael O’Neill in Flemington to take effect 45 days later on May 8 — 72 years to the day, coincidentally, since Germany surrendered and World War II ended in Europe.

“Actually, I was commending all the Nazis, meaning I bowed my head that day yesterday,” Mr. Hitler said Tuesday. “I said a prayer for them for all they gave us.”

The fixation with Nazism has made Mr. Hitler infamous for the better part of a decade beginning with a widely-reported 2008 incident in which he sought a birthday cake for his son, Adolf Hitler Campbell, but was denied service from a New Jersey grocery store.

“They need to accept a name. A name’s a name. The kid isn’t going to grow up and do what [Hitler] did,” he said at the time.

He made waves again five years later by appearing in full Nazi regalia for a custody hearing concerning one of his other kids, Heinrich Hons, and several of his children, including a daughter named JoyceLynn Aryan Nation, have since been placed in foster care, the Courier News and Home Tribune reported.

“I feel good about it,” Mr. Hitler told the newspaper of his name change Tuesday. “Now all I need is my kids back.”

Mr. Hitler claimed in 2012 to have founded a pro-Nazi group, Hitler‘s Order, and appeared two years later in a film directed by Academy Award-nominated documentarian Morgan Spurlock, “Meet the Hitlers.”

At least 99 known neo-Nazi organizations operated within the U.S. last year in addition to 130 separate factions of the Ku Klux Klan, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights watchdog that monitors hate groups.

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