|Agata Kulesza (Wanda) and Agata Trzebuchowska (Ida)|
When the film ends we are faced with the realization that little changes whether under the Nazis or the Communists for the Poles. Not much can touch these people psychically damaged by the war and its aftermath. The worst has been done, nothing more can alter that.
P.S. A friend, Michelle B., has advised me (I missed this detail in the film) that Ida was left at the convent by the persons who disposed of the Lebenstein family. Thank you for clarifying that Michelle.