Death certificates and death book entries for concentration camp prisoners were handled by local civil registry offices until the early 1940s. This is why the death books for Dachau, for example, mention the village of Prittlbach, which is around 4 km from Dachau. Deaths in the nearby concentration camp were recorded there from 1933 to 1939. Deaths in the Gross-Rosen concentration camp were initially recorded in the civil registry office in Liegnitz.