You are mistaken. The Einsatzgruppen and other SS death squads were staffed with military personnel. They worked behind the front with the protection, assistance, and full co-operation of other combat units. The SS extermination groups were augmented with Security Divisions and Order Police battalions. The Commissar Order was issued to senior army officers before the invasion of the Soviet Union.
Producing large amounts of scrap is not efficient.
Speer falsified statistics and included faulty war material in the production numbers. The dispersal of manufacturing and escalation of unskilled slave labor was an act of desperation that caused the rate of factory defects to skyrocket.
Steve wrote: ↑23 Jun 2021 15:59America was clearly hostile to the Third Reich and was supporting the UK this was no figment of Hitler’s imagination as EKB seems to think. From the start of the war large amounts of war material were reaching the UK from America and in September 1940 fifty old destroyers were handed over.
You overlook that isolationism in American politics limited assistance to material over direct action. All that changed when a failed artist from Austria declared war on the United States, unleashing a massive U.S. military response.
At this link is a propaganda poster from Germany, again showing that ideology was at the core of military action: