The Bright Swastika: The Never Before Told True Story of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and Lightbulbs is the title of a 1983 history book by Canadian conspiracy theorist Martin D. Cheese. The book posits that the Nazi régime as well as the Holocaust were primarily caused by the existence of lightbulbs. For example, in Chapter Two, Cheese argues that Hitler was at heart a strong supporter of the Jewish people, but when he was about to deliver this message at party rally in 1927 by starting off his sentence with "The Jews are...", he was momentarily blinded by a very bright lightbulb and screamed "horrible!". Subsequently, Cheese, argues, not wanting to seem like an idiot, Hitler decided to roll with the ensuing belief that he was an anti-semite because he didn't want to seem like an idiot who gets blinded by lightbulbs in the middle of his passionate speeches.

Reception Edit

The book recieved heavily polarised feedback from the historical community. One German historian, Franz W. Fritze, said that the book was "basically for homos" and that its supporters were "gaaaaaay". Another American historian, Harry Dickson, pointed out that the book's bibliography consisted of only the album liner notes to Michael Jackson's Thriller, the dental records for Medicine Hat, Alberta from 1954-1957, and a non-existent work called "Undeniable Proof That Lightbulbs Caused The Holocaust" attributed to the "CIA UN NATO 100% Real Facts Organisation".

Michael J. Squeeze, a British historian who has written various articles for historical magazines arguing for the view that Ancient Greece was actually located on Antarctica, said the book represented "the height of historical science and literature" since at least the thirteenth Friday of 1982.