Meanwhile Seraya Shapshal had already been received well by the Karaimite Karaylar in Poland back in 1928 and during WW2 attempted to save as many real Karaimites as he could by identifying them as Crimean Karaites.
==Karaimite Jews since ww2==
After WW2 500 "Karaimite" Jews fled Crimea with the Nazi evacuations.
Under the Soviets, a Turco-Mongol group of real Karaimites called Karaylar having been worn down by religious persecution surrendered themselves to secularization. In 2008, the "Karaimite" Jewish leader David El tried to restart Seraya Shapshal's efforts in Evpatoria towards the Russian Karaimites and reached out by sending a letter to the World Congress of the European Karaim. The (by that time fully) Secular Turco-Mongol Karaylar scolded the few remaining real Karaimites who had welcomed the gesture from David El's "Karaimite" Jews.
These days, modern "Karaimite" Jews now only refer to themselves as Karaite Jews.