These ramshackle huts and bunglows are the remains of a "Central Pioneer Camp". These camps were operated by the East German youth organization (FDJ).
For the young students and teens vacations here were used as an award for achievements in school or social services. Every one of these camps had a large company as provider. In this case, it was a chemical company located in the city of Bitterfeld.
The camp was named after a communist politician and had room for about 600 children.