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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archives

Documentary heritage submitted by Cambodia and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009.

© UNESCO/Isabel González Rojo
Map of skulls

Photographs and documents from the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum the former S-21 prison and interrogation centre where it is estimated that over 15, 000 prisoners were held in this former high school. Only a handful of them survived the ordeal. The archive contains photographs of over 5,000 of these prisoners, as well as "confessions", many extracted under torture, and other biographical records of prisoners and prison guards and officials in the security apparatus.

  • Year of submission: 2008
  • Year of inscription: 2009
  • Country: Cambodia
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