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.

NameSeam Chat
Age27
NameNgeang Vann Dorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NamePrum Kea
Age28
Name Mol Sus
Age46
Name Hun Tet
Age28
NameYang Deb
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMao dol
Age39
NameChen Thy
Age21
NameThat Thavy
Age13
NameKhen Khorn
Age27
NameMorm Soklim
Age24
NameNgeang Vann Kak
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameSoung Sarim
AgeKhmer
NamePheoun Phai
Age6
NameJohn Dawson Dewhirst
Ageunknown
NationalityEnglish
NameRos Seam
Age28
NameTheam Tai
Age23
NameTreang Seamkhim
Age25
NationalityChinese
NameSas Chantha
NamePhong Sem
Age40
NameMorm Mot
Age64
NameCheong Dol
Age19
NameChorn Simvong
Age26
NameSeng Hai
Age50
NameYem Leanh
Age20
NameNgorn Leng
AgeKhmer
NameVinh Minh
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMao Yen
Age26
NameNhea Chandara
Age14
NameSan So
Age13
NameChes An
Age9
NamePov
Age8
NameYoeurng Vann Leam
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameDavid Loyd Scott
Ageunknown
NationalityAustralian
NameSok Sokhom
Age54
NameYeat Sok
Age5
NameSeang Muy
Age11
NameToy Mithona
Age20
NameJem Si Ngat
Age46
NameSon Doeun
Age9
NameTrain Ngok Phoeng
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameChea Vanny
Age24
NameKim Ly
Age23
NameNang Dav
Age32
NationalityLaotian
NameYong Oun
Age7
NameMen Chantrin
Age15
NameThe Sokhoan
Age13
NameThoun Chan
Age12
Name Long Socheat
Age20
NameYen Pring
Age44
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: