If you don't have any experience with an *inanimate* image I am in no way expecting it to elicit ANY emotions in you.
The same cannot be said for living things, it is ingrained in our DNA, and learned/acquired since we are young to be fearful of certain things, and charmed by others, think mean, ugly spider verses cute fluffy puppies.
Since I think it is safe to assume that we are all humans, here, participating on this forum, I do think it is fair of me to discuss, you know, human issues, and such.
And, bleh, regarding your "response" to the Auschwitz gas chamber, I don't like the notion of anyone feeling something *false* because they think they should feel that way.
But, all things aside, it is an undeniable fact that some things do in fact elicit particularly strong emotional responses in people.
I am a sensitive person, so viewing images that are pregnant with meaning have a strong effect on me.
When I see the gas chamber, I imagine the fear of the people, the confusion, the suffering, the myriad thoughts that were on their minds before they died, I think of those who survived yet knew their loved ones met this sad fate, I think and feel so much when I see that image, nothing contrived, it's honestly the process that naturally occurs in me.
But I do not expect everyone to experience the same things I do in the same way I do.
Fuck, in many ways I would never wish it upon another to be as emotionally sensitive as I am.