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    UK Couple Who Named Child After Hitler Found to Be Members of Neo-Nazi Group

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    Another defendant was also convicted of being part of the outlawed National Association organization on Monday, following a seven-week trial.

    A UK couple who named their baby after Adolf Hitler have been found guilty of being members of a neo-Nazi group that was banned and designated a terrorist organization in Britain in 2016.

    The pair, 22-year-old Adam Thomas and 38-year-old Claudia Patatas, gave evidence to Birmingham Crown Court, admitting to picking Adolf for their baby’s middle name in “admiration” of the notorious Nazi leader.

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    The court also heard that police found a photo album featuring pictures of the couple and their baby posing with a Swastika flag.

    During the trial, Barnaby Jameson QC described the National Association as “openly and aggressively Nazi” and “anti-black, anti-Semitic, anti-Islamic and anti-gay.”

    “The world into which this case will take you is a world in which any right-thinking person would wish did not exist,” he added.

    Mr. Thomas described himself as a “vehement Nazi”, and is facing additional charges for possessing a bomb-making manual.

    They attended numerous National Association meetings together before the group was banned, and Thomas’s Portugal-born girlfriend, who has an SS tattoo on her back, reportedly told another member on Facebook “all Jews must be put to death.”

    A third defendant, 27-year-old Daniel Bogunovic, was also found guilty of having ties to the National Association on Monday, and is awaiting sentencing.

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    Anti-Semitic, Neo-Nazi, National Association, Birmingham Crown Court, Claudia Patatas, Adam Thomas, Adolf Hitler, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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