in 1933. Josef Mengele, camp doctor at Auschwitz. By November, fuel coal was no longer reaching its destinations and the production of new armaments was no longer possible. Waltham, Mass: University Press of New England. About.8 to 4 million Poles would remain as slaves, part of a slave labour force of 14 million the Nazis intended to create using citizens of conquered nations. The crisis led to war preparations by Britain, Czechoslovakia, and France (Czechoslovakia's ally).