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The Roma Memorial

Grace Dent presents untold dramas of 21st-century Britain. Sherrie, a Romany Gypsy, hopes to visit Auschwitz for Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, but faces soaring flight costs.

Sherrie Smith, a florist and Romany Gypsy from Hertford, wants to take the first ever UK Gypsy and Traveller group to an annual Holocaust memorial event at Auschwitz-Birkenau. She sees it as vital for getting up to half a million Roma deaths more widely acknowledged, and - by extension - improving the lives of modern day Gypsies and Travellers. But the cost of flights has tripled and Sherrie's meagre budget means it might no longer be possible. Can she raise the extra funds to get the trip back on track? Grace Dent follows her story.

Producer Dave Howard.

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