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.

NameKo Lap
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameMao Touch
Age24
NameNop Sarom
Age26
NameTreang Seamkhim
Age25
NationalityChinese
NameThen Phot
Age25
NameChorn Simvong
Age26
NameMeam Morn
Age29
NameHoa Mao
Age20
NameHerm Cham
Age25
NameSas Chantha
NamePhat Kong
Age9
NameMao Yen
Age26
NameYem Leanh
Age20
NameNgeang Vann Dorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameNgorn Leng
AgeKhmer
NameThai Leng
Age55
NameThav Bunthavy
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameMorm Soklim
Age24
NameNhea Chandara
Age14
NameMen Chantrin
Age15
NameTrain Ngok Phoeng
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NamePheoun Phai
Age6
NameSan So
Age13
NameNov Num
Age23
NameHem Moun
Age38
NameJohn Dawson Dewhirst
Ageunknown
NationalityEnglish
NameHou Vann Loeur
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameToy Mithona
Age20
NamePream Chengly
Age29
NameChes An
Age9
NameNang Dav
Age32
NationalityLaotian
NameLy Thithervan
Age34
NationalityVietnamese
NameSon Doeun
Age9
NamePea Dy
Age24
NameOeng Hoykheng
Age26
NameBun Thoeurn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameHok Pang
Age32
NameUng Horng Alias
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameSok Sokhom
Age54
Name Kreang Sen
Age55
NameMin Chhan
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameTheam Tai
Age23
NamePrum Kea
Age28
NameLeng Phach
Age51
NameThoun Chan
Age12
NameJem Si Ngat
Age46
NameHang Sani
Age29
Name Hun Tet
Age28
NameThat Thavy
Age13
NameKim Ly
Age23
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: