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.

NameVinh Toeu Phoeung
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameKorng Sokha
Age27
NameTheam Tai
Age23
NameChum Lach
Age30
NameYang Deb
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameNop Sarom
Age26
NameYen Pring
Age44
NameThoun Chan
Age12
NameMin Chhan
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameCheong Dol
Age19
NameSok Sokhom
Age54
NameRos Seam
Age28
NameBun Thoeurn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameVinh Minh
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameVor Thy Thvy
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameTrain Ngok Phoeng
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameSeang Muy
Age11
NameSan So
Age13
NameNgorn Leng
AgeKhmer
NameHerm Cham
Age25
Name Kol Tart
Age55
NameSeng At
Age11
NameTrin Thylésorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameJohn Dawson Dewhirst
Ageunknown
NationalityEnglish
NameSoung Sarim
AgeKhmer
NameHok Pang
Age32
NameThai Leng
Age55
NameSot Sambath
Age9
Name Mol Sus
Age46
NamePea Dy
Age24
NameMorm Mot
Age64
NamePheak Kun
Age10
NameTouch Sok
Age15
NameVinh Vann Va
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameChes An
Age9
NameMao Touch
Age24
NameMao Yen
Age26
NameNov Num
Age23
NameKo Lap
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameChorn Simvong
Age26
NameSeam Chat
Age27
Name Long Socheat
Age20
NameTreang Seamkhim
Age25
NationalityChinese
NameMao dol
Age39
NameHem Moun
Age38
NamePhong Sem
Age40
NameKhen Khorn
Age27
NameRovin Bernard
Age26
NationalityFrench
NameTrin Thean Kam
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameNhea Chandara
Age14
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: