It is well-known that many high-ranking Nazis tried to protect some Jews. The idea was that, yes, generally speaking, 'the Jews were a menace to Germany', but even for party comrades there often was 'this individual Jew who was quite an exceptionally good human being.'
This happened also with Hitler: he protected Eduard Bloch, the physician of his family. In fact, Hitler described him as a “noble Jew” and added that “if all Jews were like him, there would be no Jewish question”.
But there was another Jew who was important in Hitler's life: Hugo Gutmann, one of his superior officers in World War I, and the one who recommended Hitler for the award of the Iron Cross. In fact, Hitler was wearing that iron cross when he committed suicide.
My question is: did Hitler himself ever display any gratitude towards Gutmann? Or did he try to protect him? There's a footnote at the Wikipedia article on Gutmann which claims “According to the historian Werner Maser, Gutmann received, by Hitler's intervention, a pension from Nazi Germany until the end of the Second World War in Europe.” However, no reference is provided and furthermore the German version of the article doesn't mention that. On the other hand, my question is not about whether or not someone, in Nazi Germany, who knew about the relationship between Hitler and Gutmann, helped Gutmann because of that. It's about any help or sign of gratitude by Hitler himself.