La Société suisse d’histoire (SSH) soutient pleinement la déclaration du Comité International des Sciences Historiques (CISH) sur la crise actuelle en Ukraine. La SSH condamne particulièrement la falsification de l’histoire par le gouvernement russe dans le but de justifier l’agression militaire.
« Our purpose is to defend freedom of thought and expression in the field of historical research and teaching and oppose the misuse of history for whatever purpose.
As such, we strongly condemn the abuse of history employed by President Putin in rationalizing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. History is not owned by states or rulers, and we deplore the use of history to foster enemy images and distorted myths.
Freedom of thought and expression requires dialogue and means that our identities and communities are subject to revision and change.
We stand by our member organizations from the Russian Federation and Ukraine in support of open and free dissemination of historical sources and open and free discussions about interpretations and narratives.»