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.

NameHerm Cham
Age25
NameSeng At
Age11
NameKim Ly
Age23
NamePhat Kong
Age9
NameVinh Toeu Phoeung
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameHem Moun
Age38
Name Kol Tart
Age55
Name Mol Sus
Age46
NameThen Phot
Age25
NameYeat Sok
Age5
NamePhong Sem
Age40
Name Hun Tet
Age28
NameThe Sokhoan
Age13
NameNov Num
Age23
NameThai Leng
Age55
NameVor Thy Thvy
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameChan Chreb
Age9
NameVinh Vann Va
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMao Narin
Age39
NamePheoun Phai
Age6
NameSat Kong
Age33
NameNang Dav
Age32
NationalityLaotian
NameThav Bunthavy
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameOeng Hoykheng
Age26
NameSoung Sarim
AgeKhmer
NameToy Mithona
Age20
NameChum Lach
Age30
NameJem Si Ngat
Age46
NameHoa Mao
Age20
NameSot Sambath
Age9
NameNang Keo
Age21
NationalityLaotian
NameRos Seam
Age28
NamePea Dy
Age24
NameNhea Chandara
Age14
NameTouch Sok
Age15
NameYong Oun
Age7
NameMorm Soklim
Age24
NameSan So
Age13
NameYang Deb
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMin Chhan
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMorn Tem
Age13
NameKhen Khorn
Age27
NameChen Thy
Age21
NameNgorn Leng
AgeKhmer
NameMao Yen
Age26
NameEm Mai
Age56
NameMeam Morn
Age29
NameMen Chantrin
Age15
NameSon Doeun
Age9
NameChea Vanny
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: