Archive of Prisoners

Over the three years of S-21 operation, prisoners were registered and identified upon arrival. Many were photographed wearing a tag showing, in the early years, only a number. In later years, the tag included a number, date of entry and name. Through these tags, the museum has been able to categorize prisoners by year. The more than 15,000 prisoners were men, women, children and foreigners. Here is a small sample:

Scroll your cursor over the photos below, then click to find out more information about the victim.

For more information, you are welcome to visit the archive at the museum.

NamePhan Phany
Age9
NameSas Chantha
NameThen Phot
Age25
NameHoa Mao
Age20
NameJem Si Ngat
Age46
NameKim Ly
Age23
NameKo Lap
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameNgorn Leng
AgeKhmer
Name Kreang Sen
Age55
NameYem Leanh
Age20
NameChea Vanny
Age24
NamePhong Sem
Age40
NamePheoun Phai
Age6
NameDavid Loyd Scott
Ageunknown
NationalityAustralian
NameThav Bunthavy
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameTrin Thean Kam
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NamePream Chengly
Age29
NameChen Thy
Age21
NameHem Moun
Age38
NamePov
Age8
Name Kol Tart
Age55
NameChan Chreb
Age9
NameNop Sarom
Age26
NameTreang Seamkhim
Age25
NationalityChinese
Name Cheng Chunsoeun
Age36
NameHang Sani
Age29
NameSat Kong
Age33
Name Hun Tet
Age28
NameLy Thithervan
Age34
NationalityVietnamese
NameHerm Cham
Age25
NameVinh Toeu Phoeung
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameTrain Ngok Phoeng
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameSeng At
Age11
NameKhen Khorn
Age27
NameBun Thoeurn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameThai Leng
Age55
NameYeat Sok
Age5
Name Long Socheat
Age20
NameTheam Tai
Age23
NameMorn Tem
Age13
NameThoun Chan
Age12
NameMut Rorn
Age9
NameYong Oun
Age7
NameSeam Chat
Age27
NameSan So
Age13
NamePhron Phat
Age21
NameHou Vann Loeur
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameToy Mithona
Age20
NameKorng Sokha
Age27
NameMorm Mot
Age64
Name: Em Mai
Age: 56
Nationality: Khmer
Occupation: Before liberation in 1975: 1975 is a nurse in enemy region - After liberation in 1975: “new person” living in Donpov, region 3
Date Arrested: 02.02.19.....
Place Arrested: 02.02.19.....
Name: Theam Tai
Alias: Theam Tai
Age: 23
Nationality: Khmer
Occupation: Before liberation in 1975: military youth unit - After the liberation in 1975: S-21 youth unit
Date Arrested: 06.1977
Place Arrested: 06.1977
Name: Sok Sokhom
Age: 54
Nationality: Khmer
Occupation: Before liberation in 1975: cook at the Cuban embassy - After liberation in 1975: youth soldier responsible for increasing agricultural productivity in Office K-17
Date Arrested: 26.02.1978
Place Arrested: 26.02.1978
Name: Mao Touch
Alias: Mao Touch
Age: 24
Nationality: Khmer
Occupation: Before liberation in 1975: house wife - After liberation in 1975: farmer
Date Arrested: 27.02.1976
Place Arrested: 27.02.1976
Name: Pheak Kun
Age: 10
Nationality: Khmer
Name: Nhea Chandara
Alias: Nhea Chandara
Age: 14
Nationality: Khmer
Occupation: before revolution: vendor
Date Arrested: 06.1977
Name: John Dawson Dewhirst
Age: unknown
Nationality: English
Occupation: Spy
Place Arrested: