I was born and grew up in the area, on the Polish side. I think that in Poland it's very easy for Sorbs to get assimilated due to the closeness of both languages. Though there are places were Sorbs still keep their heritage. Poles from the area for some reason refer to them as Serbs, and think they are the Serbs who stayed behind when Serbs moved south. At that time I was not into the whole Slavic thing, I was very young so I had not done due research, now I wish I had.