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.

NameChorn Simvong
Age26
Name Krod Hor
Age30
NameBun Thoeurn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameNang Keo
Age21
NationalityLaotian
NameThav Bunthavy
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameEm Mai
Age56
NameTrain Ngok Phoeng
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameSeang Muy
Age11
NamePream Chengly
Age29
NameSeng Ol
Age13
NamePhong Sem
Age40
NameSeam Chat
Age27
Name Kol Tart
Age55
NameNgeang Vann Dorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameJohn Dawson Dewhirst
Ageunknown
NationalityEnglish
NameVinh Toeu Phoeung
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMeam Morn
Age29
NameDavid Loyd Scott
Ageunknown
NationalityAustralian
NameMorm Mot
Age64
NameOeng Hoykheng
Age26
NameVor Thy Thvy
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameYeat Sok
Age5
NameHou Vann Loeur
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMao dol
Age39
NamePea Dy
Age24
Name Mol Sus
Age46
NameThoun Chan
Age12
NameVinh Minh
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameHerm Cham
Age25
NameYang Deb
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameSan So
Age13
NameMao Touch
Age24
NameSas Chantha
NameMao Yen
Age26
NameCheong Dol
Age19
NamePhron Phat
Age21
Name Cheng Chunsoeun
Age36
NameMen Chantrin
Age15
NameHem Moun
Age38
NameThat Thavy
Age13
NameNgorn Leng
AgeKhmer
Name Long Socheat
Age20
NameMorn Tem
Age13
NameSon Doeun
Age9
NameChea Vanny
Age24
NamePhat Kong
Age9
NameHoa Mao
Age20
NameToy Mithona
Age20
NameChum Lach
Age30
NameMorm Soklim
Age24
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: