A Pennsylvania resident with a penchant for naming his children after Nazi figures has officially changed his surname to Hitler, local news site MyCentralJersey.com reported.
As of Monday, the man formerly known as Isidore Heath Campbell can now legally identify himself as Isidore Heath Hitler, an expression of his admiration for the Nazi leader who was responsible for the execution of 6 million Jews and other “undesirables” during World War II.
“It’s great. My driver’s license is changed over, my insurance, my registration, all that I needed is changed over,” Hitler told MyCentralJersey.com. “I’m the new Hitler.”
In March, a Superior Court judge in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, approved Hitler’s name-change request, which he filed on Valentine’s Day. The change took effect May 8, which was V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking Germany’s surrender in 1945.
Hitler’s initials are now I.H.H., which he says represents “I hail Hitler,” according to MyCentralJersey.
The tattooed neo-Nazi, who now lives in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, stepped into the news spotlight in 2008 when a New Jersey market refused to put his then-3-year-old son’s name, Adolf Hitler, onto a birthday cake, according to NJ.com.
“I think people need to take their heads out of the cloud they’ve been in and start focusing on the future and not on the past,” Hitler, a former resident of Holland Township in Hunterdon County, said at the time.
He has nine children with at least four mothers but now has custody over none of them, according to the Anti-Defamation League and NewJersey.com. New Jersey authorities stripped Hitler of his parental rights for three of his children in 2009 after accusations of domestic violence and a determination that he did not have the psychological capacity to care for the children, the ADL explained in a 2013 blog post about the neo-Nazi.
He again roused the attention of the media in 2013 when he showed up at a visitation rights hearing wearing a full Nazi uniform.
The names of Hitler’s other children include JoyceLynn Aryan Nations, Honzlynn Hinler Jeanie and Hons Henrich ― the latter two are apparent nods to the infamous Nazi Party leader Heinrich Himmler, the ADL said in the blog post.
Hitler was featured in the 2014 Showtime documentary “Meet the Hitlers,” about people who are named after the German leader or had changed their names to Hitler. He appears at :49 in the movie trailer below.
In 2015, when he was still known as Campbell, the Holland Township police were called to investigate Hitler for a domestic violence incident, but he fled before officers arrived, according to NJ Advanced Media.
He was arrested in Pennsylvania on March 2016 and brought back to New Jersey, where he was on Hunterdon County’s most-wanted fugitives list. He pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail.
In the 2013 video below, watch the neo-Nazi discuss the custody of his children with NBC News.