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.

NameNgeang Vann Kak
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NamePov
Age8
NameVinh Toeu Phoeung
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameLeng Phach
Age51
NameMao Yen
Age26
NameThat Thavy
Age13
NameChea Vanny
Age24
NameNgorn Leng
AgeKhmer
NameKorng Sokha
Age27
NameNgeang Vann Dorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NamePhong Sem
Age40
NamePrum Kea
Age28
NameMeam Morn
Age29
NamePhat Kong
Age9
NameSeam Chat
Age27
NameCheong Dol
Age19
NameSan So
Age13
NameVinh Minh
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameSeng Hai
Age50
NameChen Thy
Age21
NameThoun Chan
Age12
NameSas Chantha
NameMen Chantrin
Age15
NameNov Num
Age23
NamePea Dy
Age24
NameSeang Muy
Age11
NameLy Thithervan
Age34
NationalityVietnamese
NameNang Keo
Age21
NationalityLaotian
NameTheam Tai
Age23
NameVor Thy Thvy
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameYen Pring
Age44
NameMorm Mot
Age64
NameRos Seam
Age28
NameSon Doeun
Age9
NameKim Ly
Age23
NameSoung Sarim
AgeKhmer
NameYang Deb
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameDavid Loyd Scott
Ageunknown
NationalityAustralian
NameHok Pang
Age32
NamePhron Phat
Age21
NameThen Phot
Age25
NameThai Leng
Age55
NameEm Mai
Age56
NameThav Bunthavy
Age28
NationalityLaotian
NameYong Oun
Age7
NameHou Vann Loeur
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NamePheoun Phai
Age6
NamePheak Kun
Age10
NameTrin Thylésorn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
NameBun Thoeurn
Ageunknown
NationalityVietnamese
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: