Father who named children 'Adolf Hitler' and 'Eva Braun' changes own name to Hitler

Isidore Heath Hitler first garnered infamy when he requested a cake with "Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler" for his son. He once wore full Nazi regalia to court when trying to regain custody of another child.

A US man who named his children after Nazi party figures reportedly changed his name to "Isidore Heath Hitler" on the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

"It's great. My driver's license is changed over, my insurance, my registration, all that I needed is changed over," Hitler told news outlet "My Central Jersey." "I'm the new Hitler."

"I feel good about it," he said. "Now all I need is my kids back."

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Accusations of domestic abuse

The self-proclaimed Nazi gained infamy in 2008 when a supermarket refused to decorate a cake with "Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler" for the third birthday of his son Adolf Hitler Campbell. 

Shortly after the story broke, young Adolf and his two siblings JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie, named after SS commander Heinrich Himmler, were moved into state care. Heinrich Hons was born later and seized by authorities within days. Hitler's daughter Eva Braun, from a different mother and named after the Nazi leader's girlfriend, was also taken into state care.

Authorities cited domestic abuse rather than poor name choice for their decision. He was later sentenced to jail for domestic violence.

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Hitler once turned up to family court in a Nazi uniform when trying to regain custody of his children, saying a good judge would see what was in the inside rather than what was on the outside.

Hitler argued that being a Nazi does not make one a poor parent

"Prisoners get to see their children, murderers get to see their children. What's so horrible about being a Nazi?" Hitler was quoted as saying by the "New York Post." 

"I just want to be a dad. I just want to prove I'm a good father, because I am ... So what if I'm a Nazi, who cares?"
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He was featured in a 2014 documentary titled "Meet the Hitlers," which followed people who shared the fascist leader's name.

Hitler's new initials I.H.H. reportedly stood for "I hail Hitler."

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Hitler's royal suite: servants at the power core

Goebbels' secretary

Brunhilde Pomsel was close to the seat of power, yet as secretary to Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, she considered her role insignificant. She said she only learned of the Holocaust following the war. Like Pomsel, there were many such servants of the regime - yet they have chosen to address their moral obligations in quite diverse ways.

Hitler's royal suite: servants at the power core

Hitler's secretary

Her story has found its way on screen twice: Traudl Junge's memoirs of the last days in Hitler's bunker were depicted in a documentary, and later provided material for the feature film "Downfall," from 2004. At the age of 22, she was hired personally by Hitler as his private secretary. She claimed ignorance of the Nazi atrocities, but later took a critical view of her role in the regime.

Hitler's royal suite: servants at the power core

A Hitler bodyguard

Rochus Misch also experienced the last few days in Hitler's bunker - his SS career having led him in 1940 into the "Führer Escort Command," Hitler's team of bodyguards. Later, Misch served as the dictator's telephone operator, and was one of few to have seen Hitler's corpse following his suicide. He later said that he had not been interested in politics, and that he had merely been a soldier.

Hitler's royal suite: servants at the power core

Hitler's chauffeur

Erich Kempka took an early interest in the National Socialist movement. He joined the NSDAP and the SS in 1930. Two years later, he was permitted to serve as Hitler's chauffeur. After 13 years of service, on April 30, 1945, he helped to incinerate the corpses of Hitler and Eva Braun. He never distanced himself from participation. Following his death in 1975, Neo-Nazis republished his memoirs.

Hitler's royal suite: servants at the power core

Hitler's personal physician

Each day, he prescribed pills and administered shots to his "Patient A": Dr. Theodor Morell was Hitler's personal physician. The incessantly ailing dictator trusted him unconditionally. Following his arrest, Americans wanted to know in their interrogations why the doctor had not assassinated the dictator by way of a shot. His response: "But he was my patient."

Hitler's royal suite: servants at the power core

Hitler's photographer

Heinrich Hoffmann was a National Socialist from the get-go: as early as 1920, he joined the just renamed NSDAP party. In 1921, he became the official photographer of leading Nazi functionaries and Adolf Hitler himself. Hoffmann is considered the "inventor of the Führer cult." After the war, he was sentenced to four years in prison. Hoffmann died in 1957 at the age of 72 - with no regrets.