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.

NameEm Mai
Age56
NameRos Seam
Age28
NameSoung Sarim
AgeKhmer
NameNhea Chandara
Age14
NameYang Deb
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMao dol
Age39
NamePream Chengly
Age29
NameSeam Chat
Age27
NameKim Ly
Age23
NameHou Vann Loeur
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameYeat Sok
Age5
NameSeng Hai
Age50
NameThen Phot
Age25
NameMorm Soklim
Age24
NameHang Sani
Age29
NameChum Lach
Age30
NameTrin Thylésorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NamePheoun Phai
Age6
Name Kreang Sen
Age55
NameThat Thavy
Age13
NameMao Narin
Age39
NamePhan Phany
Age9
NameSas Chantha
NameYen Pring
Age44
NameHem Moun
Age38
Name Mol Sus
Age46
NameMorn Tem
Age13
NameNgeang Vann Dorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameNov Num
Age23
NameSat Kong
Age33
NameChan Chreb
Age9
NameSon Doeun
Age9
NameTreang Seamkhim
Age25
NationalityChinese
NameThe Sokhoan
Age13
NameSok Sokhom
Age54
NameHerm Cham
Age25
NameThav Bunthavy
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NamePov
Age8
NameYong Oun
Age7
Name Krod Hor
Age30
NameChorn Simvong
Age26
NameNgorn Leng
AgeKhmer
NameHok Pang
Age32
NameNang Dav
Age32
NationalityLaotian
NameMeam Morn
Age29
NameVor Thy Thvy
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMorm Mot
Age64
NameMen Chantrin
Age15
NameSeang Muy
Age11
NameThoun Chan
Age12
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: