Sioux City, IA
I’m an Ashkenazi Jew but never knew about it until the middle of highschool at Hinton Community School. When I learned of it and told others they didn’t believe me because they had never heard of it. Being an Ashkenazi helps remind me of my family’s lineage and how my ancestors realized the Holocaust would happen and left before it was too late. However, my nickname was and still is “Jew”, and that isn’t a bad thing.