Deaths could be reported to the registry office either in person or in writing. Both procedures took place for the concentration camps. When an SS man visited the registry office to report prisoner deaths, his name would be recorded on the certificates. This was the case in Dachau, for example. SS officer Josef Brendel, who was stationed in Hinzert, reported after the war that he visited the responsible civil registry office in Hermeskeil twice a week to report deaths.