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.

NameOeng Hoykheng
Age26
NameUng Horng Alias
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameHem Moun
Age38
NameSoung Sarim
AgeKhmer
NameChan Chreb
Age9
NameHou Vann Loeur
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameMorn Tem
Age13
NamePhong Sem
Age40
NameLam Siv Meng
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameTrain Ngok Phoeng
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameJohn Dawson Dewhirst
Ageunknown
NationalityEnglish
NameThav Bunthavy
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameChorn Simvong
Age26
NamePhan Phany
Age9
NameRovin Bernard
Age26
NationalityFrench
NameKhen Khorn
Age27
NameJem Si Ngat
Age46
NameMao Yen
Age26
NameMen Chantrin
Age15
NameMeam Morn
Age29
NameNang Dav
Age32
NationalityLaotian
NameDavid Loyd Scott
Ageunknown
NationalityAustralian
NameNgorn Leng
AgeKhmer
NameMao dol
Age39
Name Kreang Sen
Age55
NameCheong Dol
Age19
NamePov
Age8
NameYong Oun
Age7
NamePheoun Phai
Age6
NameTheam Tai
Age23
NameYoeurng Vann Leam
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameSan So
Age13
NameKo Lap
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameKim Ly
Age23
NameHoa Mao
Age20
NameChea Vanny
Age24
NameMorm Soklim
Age24
NamePrum Kea
Age28
NameNop Sarom
Age26
NamePhat Kong
Age9
NameSeng At
Age11
NameYem Leanh
Age20
Name Krod Hor
Age30
NameToy Mithona
Age20
NameThe Sokhoan
Age13
NameVinh Minh
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameThat Thavy
Age13
NamePhron Phat
Age21
NameYeat Sok
Age5
NameChum Lach
Age30
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: