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.

Name Long Socheat
Age20
NameNang Keo
Age21
NationalityLaotian
NameBun Thoeurn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameRovin Bernard
Age26
NationalityFrench
NameNov Num
Age23
NameSeam Chat
Age27
NameYen Pring
Age44
NameTrin Thean Kam
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMorm Soklim
Age24
NameYem Leanh
Age20
NameMut Rorn
Age9
NameLam Siv Meng
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameHok Pang
Age32
NamePea Dy
Age24
NameJem Si Ngat
Age46
NameToy Mithona
Age20
NameLy Thithervan
Age34
NationalityVietnamese
NameYong Oun
Age7
NameThen Phot
Age25
NameSas Chantha
NameThe Sokhoan
Age13
NameKorng Sokha
Age27
NameVinh Toeu Phoeung
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameNhea Chandara
Age14
NameVor Thy Thvy
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameTrin Thylésorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NamePrum Kea
Age28
NamePhong Sem
Age40
NameSeng Hai
Age50
NameChea Vanny
Age24
NameTheam Tai
Age23
NameChan Chreb
Age9
NameRos Seam
Age28
NameSeng Ol
Age13
NameYoeurng Vann Leam
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameNgeang Vann Dorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameThoun Chan
Age12
NameMorm Mot
Age64
NameHerm Cham
Age25
NameMao Touch
Age24
NameEm Mai
Age56
NameSok Sokhom
Age54
NameSeang Muy
Age11
NamePhan Phany
Age9
NamePov
Age8
NameMeam Morn
Age29
NameSan So
Age13
NameHang Sani
Age29
NameVinh Minh
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameDavid Loyd Scott
Ageunknown
NationalityAustralian
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: