Two men sentenced for torching museum

Ignatz Bubis, chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, termed the new verdict "correct and important."

Bubis said he had been "astonished" at their acquittal in the earlier trial.

After the first trial, the Federal Appeals Court, Germany's highest criminal court, ordered a retrial of the two, who were accused of the September 1992 arson attack on the Jewish museum, which was located in former concentration camp barracks.

The museum was destroyed in the blaze, which prompted widespread protests against neo-Nazi violence.