A. Aprim was born in the city of Kirkuk (the ancient
Assyrian city of Arrapha), northern Iraq (Assyria). He is
a graduate of Mosul University with a B.Sc. in Mechanical
Engineering. He left Iraq in September 1980 and became a
U.S. citizen in 1986. Fred's family, like many Assyrian
families, experienced its own share of oppression and
persecution. While in Iraq, both his father and teenage brother
were imprisoned unfairly and tortured.
In 2003, Fred published a booklet titled “Indigenous
People in Distress.”
December 2004, he published his second book “Assyrians:
The Continuous Saga”. A compilation of his previously
published online articles including years of academic research
made this a comprehensive and monumental book. The book is
an important reference book for Assyrians and researchers,
focusing on the continued
of the Assyrians.
Fred's third book on Assyrian genocide and the Assyrian national
From Bedr Khan to Saddam Hussein” (First Edition) was
published in July 2006.
January 2007, Fred published the highly anticipated second
edition of, “Assyrians:
From Bedr Khan to Saddam Hussein”. Updated with more
references, printed in a clear, easy-to-view format and included
additional maps and high-quality photographs. The book is
an important reference book for
and researchers, focusing on the tragic plight of the Assyrians
in the Middle East.
Fred describes himself as an Assyrian activist. His many
articles and thoughts are posted on
and other Assyrian websites.
Frederick Aprim currently resides in the San Francisco/San Jose
Bay Area and is actively involved in the Assyrian communities,
both in the Diaspora and in Beth-Nahren,