S-21-Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Cambodia

The detention and torture center code-named S-21 was the central repression institution devoted to destroy the internal enemy in KR’s Cambodia. Soon after its discovery it was turned into a Museum. Many of the victims executed there were leaders who had fallen out of favor and had, therefore, been prior perpetrators themselves. The notion of the internal enemy, the massive circulation of perpetrators and victims, the rapes inside the prison and the different types of torture, as well as the adolescent status of many perpetrators constitute a special case in the typology of genocides.